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FALL 1989 

I saw my first death 
in Ite, a farming vil- 
lage of 600, a place 
of dust and poverty 
on the coastal edge of 

southern Peru's 

(continued on page 28) 


On the steamy Friday before 
Labor Day — the day on 
which college students reclaimed 
the city they'd loaned us for the sum- 
mer — I rode the Commonwealth 
Avenue line into town from Boston 
College. By the time we reached Har- 
vard Avenue, geographical center of 
the student ghetto stretching from BU 
to BC, young men and women had 
filled the two cars. They carried 
backpacks and brooms, squeeze mops 
and dish drains. "When do we go 
underground?" a young woman 
asked. "This one doesn't," replied 
her knowledgeable seatmate moments 
before the trolley dropped into the 
darkness at Kenmore. 

I was on my way to John Leary 
House, a brick row house in the 
South End that provides bargain rate 
shelter to those most in need of it. I 
was going there to meet some of the 
invaders, a group of 1 1 BC freshmen 
involved in First Serve, a project in- 
augurated this year by the CSOM 
and A&S honors programs. Offered 
the opportunity by these programs, 
22 freshmen had volunteered to begin 
college three days early, spending 
daylight hours refurbishing Leary 
House and another low-income resi- 
dence, and evenings on loftier mat- 
ters: Plato and Aristotle one night 
(President Monan moderated), Adam 
Smith and the social justice policies of 
the American bishops another (led by 
Professor of Economics Francis 

I arrived in the last hour of the 
final day of work. Most of the crew 
was in the first floor hallway, giving 
the linoleum a final going over with 

broom, mop and spackling knife; try- 
ing, with varying degrees of success 
and diligence, to remove dried-over 
paint splatters at the same time as 
they drank deeply from cans of soft 

The evidence of their work was 
everywhere in the five-story building: 
bright walls and ceilings, scrubbed 
floors, and paint smears on the brick 
wherever it adjoined a painted sur- 
face. Kitty Ryan, a Leary House staff 
member and architect specializing in 
low-income housing, laughed pleas- 
antly when this last feature was 
pointed out. "Some of them had had 
some experience with cleaning," she 
said, "but not with painting." 

After some conversation, I accom- 
panied the crew back to campus in a 
crowded van driven by CSOM Dean 
John Neuhauser, one of the project's 
originators, who this day carried a 
birthmark on his temple, a la Gor- 
bachev, but in off-white paint. 

As anyone who has been in this 
business long knows, getting under- 
graduate students to talk on the 
record about matters of the heart — 
the feelings William Blake once 
bundled as "Mercy, Pity, Peace, and 
Love" — is a very difficult task. In 
this regard the group offered, to my 
sorrow, no surprises. In a discussion 
of their motives for tackling Leary 
House, the desire to reach campus 
early and find the most comfortable 
mattress in the dorm room had 
featured prominently. Conversation 
in the van (fashions, sports, and the 
driving habits and accents of Bos- 
tonians) was likewise bare of any in- 
dication that the crew believed it had 

just participated in anything 

Fortunately for my purposes, a few 
of the students, speaking two days 
earlier with another member of our 
staff, had delivered some appropriate 
comments. One, a self-described 
future manager, said, "Business has 
the resources to help the poor, and I 
think we are obligated to do so. You 
can lose touch with that sometimes 
when you're busy driving for your- 
self." Another participant, a young 
woman, said, "When you meet peo- 
ple like this, working in community 
service, you get to know them in a 
way that is very special." 

Poetry it may not have been, but 
they were true enough statements 
about compassion and community, 
twin pillars of charity. Eloquence on 
matters of the heart, like knowledge 
of the T's vagaries, can, perhaps, 
only come with time. And until that 
time comes, the rooms of Leary 
House provide their own articulate 

Like many of the freshmen in First 
Serve, Jeff Thielman '85, engaged in 
his first formal attempts to help the 
poor because of encouragement he 
received while an undergraduate. 
Where his initial steps took him is the 
subject of our cover story. 


Fall 1989 Volume XLVIII Number 4 

Director of Communications 
Douglas Whiting '78 


Ben Birnbaum 

Design Manager 
Jana Spacek 

Assistant Editor 
Mary Callahan '82 

Senior Writer 
Brian Doyle 

Contributing Writers 

Patricia Delaney '80, Ronnie Friedland, 
Rosanne Lafiosca '83, Michael Seele, 
Sean Smith 

Design Staff 

Susan Callaghan, Karen Roehr, 

Sharon Sabin 


Gary Gilbert, Geoffrey Why 

Alumnotes tr? Classes Editor 
Michelle McGee 

Editorial Board: Louis S. Corsini '61, MBA '68; 
Amanda V. Houston; John L. Mahoney '50, MA 
'52; James G. McGahay '63; Michelle McGee; 
Anne Duffey Phelan NC 7 1 ; Brian S. McNiff 
'59; Carol M. Petillo; Ernest E. Santosuosso '43; 
Robert F. Ver Eecke, SJ; Christopher Wilson; 
John F. Wissler '57, MBA '72. 

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28 In another country 

By Jeff Thielman 
From October 1985 to 
February 1989, the author 
was a volunteer worker 
among Peru's poor. This is 
the story of what he tried 
to do. 

1 6 The gift 

By Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ 
Jesuit education in America 
is 200 years old. Here is a 
program to begin the 
next 200. 

22 Resolutionary war 

By Brian Doyle 
For 1 00 years, in tuxedos 
and without, the Fulton 
Debating Society has been 
taking on all comers in bat- 
tles of wit, evidence and 
"civilized ridicule." 

1 9 What it's all about 

By Robert A. Mitchell, SJ 
The five traits of Jesuit 



By Ben Birnbaum 
It was youth vs. age when 
Lisa "Kid" Ameden met 
Chip "The Fighting 
Diplomat" Gassett for the 
1989 Fulton crown. 

44 The spirits speak 

By Andrew Tavarelli 
For the indigenous people of 
Indonesia's island cultures, 
art is the voice of belief. 








Back cover photo by Gary Gilbert 
Cover design by Karen Roehr 


The real reality 

Walker Percy's observations on the 
novel and its connection with the 
Judaeo-Christian tradition are well 
worth our reflection, but they would 
have been better had he refrained 
from his brief but sweeping general- 
izations about the "other world 

Mr. Percy says that Hinduism and 
Buddhism devalue the "individual," 
and even "reality itself." I have 
several doubts. First, since not all 
Hindus and Buddhists have the same 
view of the individual, shouldn't we 
first ask, "Which Hindus and which 
Buddhists are we talking about, and 
in which time period and which coun- 
tries?" Let's treat them as individuals 
too. Second, contemporary research 
on non-Western views of the person 
shows that many non-Christian sys- 
tems of thought do indeed value the 
"individual" quite highly, and that 
some that do not nevertheless still 
value "human experience," though 
talking about it by other terms and in 
other genres of expression. Third, 
most of the Hindus and Buddhists I 
know — in Nepal, India and here — 
seem to value "reality" quite highly; 
and, as far as I can see, their theories 
about reality take it quite seriously. 

Finally a comment on Joseph 
Campbell: for better or worse, his 
views on religion are rooted in his 
Catholic upbringing in New York 
(the Bronx, I think); an Indian 
Hindu or Thai Buddhist simply 
would not see the world and write 
about it as did Campbell. He was 
"one of us," even if a wanderer, and 
not an alternative to us; like it or not, 
we will have both Campbell and the 
"10 boring Hail Marys" before us 
when we begin to write as Catholics. 

Francis X. Clooney, SJ 
Assistant Professor 
Theology Department 

I thoroughly enjoyed "Writing 
Catholic" in the Summer issue. It 
was wonderful to see how the writers' 
faith influenced what they wrote, and 

how they viewed themselves as 
writers. I was particularly happy to 
see the photograph of the nun hug- 
ging the little African-American girl 
following Easter services at Boston's 
St. Paul's Cathedral. St. Paul's, how- 
ever, is an Episcopalian cathedral, 
and the nun is likely an Episcopalian 
nun of the Society of St. Margaret. 

I'm sure that the Episcopal bishop 
of Massachusetts will be delighted 
when I show him the picture, as will 
the mother superior of the Society of 
St. Margaret. After all, most 
Episcopalians regard themselves as 
catholic, if not Roman Catholic, and 
to have an Episcopal nun grace the 
pages of a Jesuit university magazine 
article devoted to "Writing Catholic" 
is a very nice ecumenical touch. 

James L . Bowditch 

Associate Dean 

Carroll School of Management 

About those figures 

Typical of "homeless advocates," 
Jonathan Kozol [On Campus, Sum- 
mer 1989], is at the ready with 
(grossly inaccurate) figures meant to 
inflict guilt upon his hearer, but 
remarkably silent about rigorous 
analysis as to the causes of home- 
lessness. For instance, does Kozol ask 
the condition of homeless people? 
Does he know that as many as a third 
or more are substance abusers? Does 
he know that as many again are 
mentally ill? Apparently not; he 
thinks that spending less money on 
bombs and more on public housing is 
the panacea for the homelessness 
problem. As Carl F. Horowitz has 
recently said in Policy Review, "The 
problems of homeless alcoholics are 
far different from those of homeless 
mothers with young children, and 
'advocates' who disparage research 
about their numbers are doing a 
serious injustice to the people they 
ostensibly are trying to aid." 

The fact is that there is no shortage 
of existing buildings for the number 
of homeless people in America. While 
New York Mayor Ed Koch, for in- 

stance, lives in a rent-controlled 
apartment in Greenwich Village, tens 
of thousands of apartments stand 
empty in northern Manhattan. Were 
the owner of Koch's building able to 
get full market value for her apart- 
ments, she and others like her could 
afford to buy and refurbish the empty 
ones in Harlem and the Bronx. 

Most egregious, though, is Kozol's 
use of the thoroughly bogus (but so 
commonly used) number of home- 
less people in the United States. The 
fact is that very high estimates, from 
several independent studies, put the 
number at somewhere between 
500,000 and 750,000, as opposed to 
Kozol's three million. More reliable 
estimates conclude that no more than 
350,000 people are homeless in 

To be sure, one homeless person is 
a cause for alarm. But Kozol's inac- 
curate statistics and lack of cause- 
effect analysis are not the way to ap- 
proach the problem. 

Kenneth R. Cray craft Jr. 
(Doctoral Candidate, Theology) 
Waltham, Massachusetts 

To our readers: 

With this edition we in- 
augurate, with the consent of 
the Alumni Board of Directors 
(for which we are grateful), a 
new manner of presenting 
Alumnotes and Classnotes at 
the center of the magazine. The 
lighter paper provides us with 
savings in both printing and 
mailing costs, which have in re- 
cent times risen dramatically. 
Part of what we save will be 
reinvested in the magazine and 
part returned to the University 
to support other needs. 

"BCM" welcomes letters from readers. 
Letters must be signed and may be edited for 
clarity and space. H 



A GRAND ENTRANCE — Members of the BC Marching Band were first to pass through the University 's refurbished main entrance on 
Commonwealth Avenue following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 30. Designed by Sasaki Associates, the new gate and security struc- 
ture were installed over the summer. In remarks at the opening, University Historian Charles Donovan, SJ, echoed the sentiments of most 
observers when he called the new stone and granite entryway ' 'a noble structure that anticipates and reflects the grandeur of the Gothic 
buildings on campus. ' ' Students, seemingly unawed by Gothic grandeur and noble form, were quick to dub the security building "the 
Fotomat. " 


Trapped between hope and fear, BC's Chinese students wait 

In a room in Higgins Hall this past 
summer, 10 Boston College 
students from the People's 
Republic of China were seated 
around a long table frantically stuffing 
letters into envelopes. Other students 
wandered in and out and exchanged 
comments in rapid Chinese. The 
mood was serious, intense. 

What they were putting in the 
envelopes were letters petitioning the 
U.S. government to enact Bill 
HR2712, which would allow students 
to extend their stays here without 
having first to return to China, 

where, they fear, they could meet im- 
prisonment or even death. (Passed by 
the House, HR2712 will soon be 
entering conference committee with a 
similar Senate resolution.) 

"When the students in Beijing 
began the demonstrations," said a 
female student (at the request of in- 
terview subjects, names are not used 
in this story), "we were all so excited. 
We wanted to go back to help them. 
To show our support, we demon- 
strated in front of the Chinese em- 
bassy in Washington and said things 
that could get us in a lot of trouble. 

Now we are worried about our own 
lives. We can't safely return to our 
own country, but our families are 
there. It is very difficult." 

Students from the PRC comprise 
Boston College's largest foreign stu- 
dent group — 43 in all. Most are grad- 
uate students in the "hard" 
sciences — physics, biology and 
chemistry. It is a tighdy-knit group, 
one that always met to study and 
socialize. On campus and off they 
maintained a low profile. Now that 
has changed. Following the demon- 
stration in Washington, one of the 


students found his photograph in 
Time magazine. Others saw them- 
selves on American television. Several 
observed people within the embassy 
taking their pictures. Having acted 
and spoken publicly in ways their 
government may consider treasonous, 
they are now cut off from family and 
homeland, uncertain of their fates, 
and fighting, as best they can, for 
their lives. 

One student received 

a letter from heme 

containing a stranger's 

Photograph. She surmised 

that the letter had been 
opened along with many 

others, and the 

photograph put hack in 

the wrong envelope. 

In addition to the letter-writing 
campaign, one day each week PRC 
students from BC man the phones at 
the Chinese Student Information 
Center in Newton. To this room 
come calls from around the world re- 
questing information about conditions 
in China. Calls also go out. 

When PRC students learned that 
their government had set up a hotline 
so informers could denounce partici- 
pants in the Tiananmen Square 
demonstrations, they devised an in- 
genious response. "Make a call and 
save a life," was their slogan as they 
organized an international call-in to 
jam the hotline. They told the people 
at the Chinese end what had really 
happened at Tiananmen. Some stu- 
dents received angry responses; some 
were hung up on, and others were 
asked, "What is your name? Where 
are you calling from?" 

PRC students at BC were also the 
prime organizers of Boston's Long 
March on June 25, a fund-raising 
walk for which marchers recruited 

paying sponsors. The $35,000 raised 
will be used to help the families of 
students killed by Chinese troops in 
the bloody suppression of democracy 
protesters in June. 

sations she could have with her 
parents. And interference on the 
phone line usually prevents her from 
hearing the little that can be shared. 
The students expressed conflicting 

The PRC students currently be- 
lieve that they are under surveillance. 
In an atmosphere of fear and uncer- 
tainty, rumors proliferate. One stu- 
dent said she heard that the PRC had 
sent 200 agents to the U.S to spy on 
students. Another told of a student 
who had received a letter from home 
containing a stranger's photograph. 
She surmised that the letter had been 
opened along with many others, and 
the photograph replaced in the wrong 

Reluctant to risk endangering rela- 
tives, many students avoid tele- 
phoning home. Those who do call 
have only the most superficial conver- 
sations. "Everything is fine. It is not 
too warm here," was the way one 
student characterized the only conver- 

feelings toward their government. 
One student in particular felt torn 
between her gratitude for the vastly 
improved living conditions brought 
about since the present PRC regime 
came to power and her frustration 
with its current policies. "My parents 
taught me that the Communist party 
was always right. I loved my country 
so much. I still love it. There are so 
many nice people; they work so hard 
and ask so little. And the Chinese 
government did a lot of good things. 
At least nobody starves anymore. 
Now people have clothes, schools, 
hospitals. Before it was really terrible. 
But after being in power so long, the 
leaders have gotten too old and their 
ideas are also too old. I have a whole 
family back there, and it is just me 


here. But I am afraid I would be put 
in prison if I went back." 

"We are really asking for so little," 
said a chemistry student. "We are 
not asking for a Western-style 
democracy, just to be able to voice 
opinions on the way the government 
is run." 

But other students said that their 
attitudes toward their government 
have changed greatly since they came 
to the U.S. "I was ignorant before I 
came here," said one student. "Now 
I know what freedom really is. Before 
I thought that we were free as long as 
we didn't do anything to offend the 
government. Now I know that is not 
really freedom." 

What do they think the future will 
bring? "I am very worried about the 
situation now. But I still hope that 
someday it will be significantly im- 
proved and we can go back," said a 
male student. "For a couple of years 
things will stay the same," said a 
female student. "Then I hope there 
will be another democratic movement 
again. We want to help make it hap- 
pen soon." 

In their struggle from abroad, cur- 
rent Chinese students will likely have 
less help than in years past. Of 23 
new PRC students expected to enroll 
this fall, only 11 had registered for 
courses as of mid-September. 

Ronnie Fnedland 

Ringing truer 

Women get equal billing 
in BC's fight song 

It was 1 00 years ago or so when 
Boston College students and 
alumni first began singing their 
proud refrain. BC was an all-male in- 
stitution then, so no one raised an 
eyebrow when Eagles fans boasted 
that on the Heights "men are men" 
and their hearts were true. 

In ensuing years, however, changes 
on the Boston College campus led 
some alumni to argue that the echoes 
of "For Boston," the work of 

Read 'em and sing 

For Boston, for Boston, 
We sing our proud refrain! 
For Boston, for Boston, 
'Tis Wisdom's earthly fane. 
For here all are one 
And their hearts are true, 
And the towers on the Heights 
Reach to Heav'n's own blue. 
For Boston, for Boston, 
Till the echoes ring again! 

For Boston, for Boston, 
Thy glory is our own! 
For Boston, for Boston, 
'Tis here that Truth is known. 
And ever with the Right 
Shall thy heirs be found, 
Till time shall be no more 
And thy work is crown' d. 
For Boston, for Boston, 
For Thee and Thine alone. 


Thomas J. Hurley of the Class of 
1885, were beginning to ring false. 
BC men may still be men, but what 
of the women that have come to com- 
prise over half the student body and 
more than 40 percent of the Univer- 
sity's alumni? Weren't their hearts 
true, too? 

Concerns regarding the lines of 
"For Boston" have been raised off 
and on over the past decade, accord- 
ing to Alumni Association Executive 
Director John Wissler '57. A number 
of graduates have long maintained 
that the lines "here men are men" in 
the first stanza and "shall thy sons be 
found" in the second should be 
changed to recognize the presence 
and contributions of Boston College 

This year the University agreed. 
After a long discussion during its 
May 1989 meeting, the Alumni Asso- 
ciation Board of Directors voted to 
recommend to President Monan that 
new wording be adopted. "The ques- 
tion was given serious consideration," 
said Wissler, "and the board decided 
that the time had come." Fr. Monan, 
in turn, commissioned new words to 
replace the two gender-specific lines, 
and in August the Office of the Presi- 
dent released a revamped "For 
Boston" that recognizes that BC "is 
now a university fully encompassing 
men and women in every respect." 

The new words, which made their 
debut during this fall's freshman 
orientation program, are as follows: 
the fifth line of the first stanza "For 
here men are men" is now "For here 
all are one"; and the sixth line of the 
second stanza "Shall thy sons be 
found" is now "Shall thy heirs be 

"I tried to change as little as possi- 
ble," said Senior Development Of- 
ficer James McGahay '63, who was 
given responsibility for penning new 
lines. "I think it's one of the world's 
best fight songs and I wanted to keep 
its spirit." He added, "BC alumni 
are known for their cohesiveness and 
strong feeling for the University. I 
think the new line, 'all are one,' con- 
veys that." 

The new words have met with ap- 
plause from some alumni and alum- 
nae. "I think it's great," said Jane 
(Cahill) Bonistalli '73, who, with 
three classmates, sent a letter sug- 
gesting the change to the Alumni 
Association in 1981. "It's symbolic, a 
statement of a general attitude. Sym- 
bols like this are meaningful in a 
changing society." 

Thomas O'Connor '49, a member 
of the University's history faculty, 
wrote a letter to President Monan last 

Tor Boston '—once part of 

a large repertoire of BC 

songs that included 'Only 

Five Yards More, ' 'To 

Those We Love, ' and 'The 

Lake Street Car'— over the 

years became the Boston 

College song. 

fall expressing similar sentiments. "I 
had a daughter who graduated from 
Boston College, and that made me a 
little more conscious of the words," 
he explained. "All the change does is 
recognize the reality of the situation. 
While not all change is progress, in 
this area Boston College has made 
progress and the change recognizes 

"Just because the old words didn't 
offend me doesn't mean that they 
weren't offensive to someone else," 
William Bennett '64, a member of 
the Alumni Association Board of 
Directors, pointed out. "I felt that it 
was worth thinking about if half the 
Boston College student population 
and close to half the alumni popula- 
tion might feel excluded." 

Not surprisingly, however, not all 
responses to the change have been 
positive. "For Boston" — once part of 
a large repertoire of BC songs that in- 
cluded "Only Five Yards More," 
"To Those We Love," and "The 
Lake Street Car" — over the years 
became the Boston College song, 

played more frequently and more well 
known even than "Alma Mater" 
(also a Hurley work). As such, it 
evokes strong feeling in Boston Col- 
lege graduates of all eras. 

"I oppose the change because the 
song is a tradition that deserves to be 
maintained," said Craig Carlson '77, 
also a member of the Alumni Board. 
"There was no chauvinistic intent 
when the song was written," he said. 
"A lot of national songs use the male 
pronoun — it's meant to include both 
men and women. I think people are 
taking things too literally." 

"I've known it since the time I was 
four years old," said Kathleen 
O'Connell '87, of the traditional ver- 
sion. "It's not offensive to me." 

Marie Kelleher '55, also a board 
member, "can see both sides" of the 
argument. "I really didn't think 
changing the words was necessary," 
she said, "because I don't think the 
words were a deliberate attempt to 
exclude [women], but at the same 
time it probably is a good idea to 
recognize all graduates." 

University Historian Charles 
Donovan, SJ, '33, agrees. "It doesn't 
bother me," he said of the change. 
"I can see how 'men are men' is 
anachronistic. And the change is not 
as awkward as some of the biblical 
changes we've been seeing." 

Fr. Donovan, who confesses that 
he prefers the fight song "Sweep 
Down the Field for Boston," said he 
didn't think the change would be 
upsetting to most alumni. "But I 
wouldn't be surprised," he said, "if 
some people continue singing it the 
old way, the way they learned it." 

"It's like laws with a grandfather 
clause," said Bennett. "For a while 
you'll still have some people singing 
'for here men are men,' but in 20 
years everyone will be used to singing 
the new lines." 

For his part, Wissler hopes people 
will learn and sing the new lines. 
"But what would please me almost as 
much," he added, "would be if 
alumni would sing the fourth line 

Mary Callahan 


'93 shows rise in high school 
standing and SAT scores 

Despite a drop in applications over 
previous years, the Class of 1993 
that enrolled in September 
showed gains in measurements of aca- 
demic quality over its immediate pre- 
decessors, improving in both high 
school ranking and SAT scores. 

The 2,192 freshmen were selected 
from 13,526 applicants, down from 
15,523 the previous year. Nearly 85 
percent of the freshmen were in their 
graduating classes' top 10 percent, 
compared to 83 percent in 1988, and 
the mean combined verbal and math 
SAT score was 1,195, four points 
higher than last year. 

Dean of Enrollment Management 
Robert Lay attributed the application 

decline to two factors: a drop in the 
nation's college age population, par- 
ticularly in the Northeast, BC's 
strongest recruitment area; and the 
recent entrance of the University into 
"a highly competitive niche" already 
occupied by other "national, selective 
colleges." Lay said that moderate 
declines in applications could be ex- 
pected to continue, with no demo- 
graphic turnaround until 1995. 

Other items from the Class of '93 

■Women once again form the ma- 
jority of the class, rising from 53 per- 
cent last year to 59 percent. 
■For the second consecutive year, 
children of alumni constitute 12 per- 
cent of the class. 

■ For the sixth straight year, applica- 
tions were received from every state 

in the nation. 

■More than 100 black freshmen 
enrolled, a 26 percent increase over 
last year. The total number of 
AHANA (African -American, His- 
panic, Asian, Native American) stu- 
dents in the freshman class rose to 
368, comprising 16.8 percent of 

■ Rising interest in both nursing and 
education was evidenced by 98 
enrollments in SON — up from 
61— and 225 in SOE, up from 176. 


Thomas Blakeley, professor of 
philosophy for 25 years and director 
of the University's Center for East 
Europe, Russia and Asia, on 
September 22, 1989 at age 57. 


COULDN'T LEA VE HOME WITHOUT HIM— Jerry Moon hands freshman daughter Kim her boon companion, "Feivel, " as he 
helps her settle into herXavier Hall dorm room. Observing from the doorway is John Annick, father of Moon 's roommate Kim Annick. The 
Moons, of Annapolis, Maryland, and the Annicks, of Trumbull, Connecticut, were among some 2,000 freshman families to arrive for 
orientation on Saturday, September 2. 


Roberta Manning 

Out of the shadow: the Soviets consider Staiin 

In 1988 Associate Professor of History 
Roberta Manning was awarded a Guggen- 
heim fellowship to study the politics and 
society of the Soviet countryside during the 
pre-war Stalin era. The author of tlie prize- 
winning "The Crisis of the Old Order in 
Russia" (1982), Manning spent last 
spring in Leningrad examining materials 
related to a purge trial on a Soviet collective 
farm in the late 1930s. She talked recently 
with assistant editor Mary Callahan. 

BCM: Did you encounter any dif- 
ficulties in conducting research on 
the Stalin era while in Leningrad? 
MANNING: No, they were very 
helpful. I was working of necessity in 
a library that has never been parti- 
cularly cooperative with Americans, 
especially on politically sensitive 
materials, but there was really no 
obstacle to using them. 

BCM: Historically and briefly, 
what has been the Soviet attitude 
toward Stalin? 

MANNING: During Stalin's lifetime, he 
was the center of an enormous cult of 
personality. Then, in the Khrushchev 
era, he was briefly held responsible 
for everything bad that had hap- 
pened. And then under Brezhnev he 
was written out of the history books. 
You can pick up history books from 
the '60s and early 70s and they 
describe everything that happened in 
the country and then say, "Oh, by 
the way, there was this bad guy in 
charge of the government; his name 
was Stalin; there was a cult of his 
personality and he persecuted many 
people." And that would be it — one 

BCM: And how have views of 
Stalin changed most recently, 
under Gorbachev? 

MANNING: There has been a sort of 
strange game of musical chairs. In 
the Soviet Union, there has been 
adoption of the standard Western 
views of Stalin. That is, Stalin was 
the source of everything that hap- 

pened in the Soviet Union in the 
Stalin era: the terror, the economic 
achievements, the victory in the war; 
that he was the leader and therefore 
responsible for and capable of shaping 
everything that happened. 

Whereas in the West, now, his- 
torical scholarship looks down on the 
idea that great men shape all of his- 
tory. Scholars are looking beyond in- 
dividual personalities — away from 
leaders to the led, to ordinary people, 
and their role in history. 

In studying the Stalin era, we Wes- 
tern revisionists have tried to say: 
"Let's study the bureaucracy, and 
the forces in that. Let's look at the 

BCM: Would it be your view then 
that Stalin was not alone in being 
to blame for the terror and the 

MANNING: The question of guilt is 
really a question for moral philo- 
sophers. I'm always telling my stu- 
dents that a far more sophisticated 
question to ask of the past is "Why?" 
not "Who is to blame?" 

My research, for example, shows 
that there was a very strong populist 
flavor to the pre-war Stalin persecu- 
tions that has been written out of the 
record, that a lot of the impetus for 
the great terror of 1936-38, for exam- 
ple, came from structural deficiencies 
in the Soviet economic system. 
Stalin's terror was often a sort of 
lynch-mob terror, and it's very clear 
in the case I'm studying. I got hold 
of die press accounts of the trial 
transcript and they show enormous 
numbers of local citizens partici- 
pating — getting on the witness stand, 
jeering the defendants when they 
don't confess. The book I'm working 
on tries to understand why there was 
this popular input and how it 
manifested itself. 

BCM: So your views on the 
persecutions would be at odds with 

those of contemporary Soviet 

MANNING: There is no official Soviet 
point of view. There are amateur 
historians who are writing and just 
plagiarizing from Western scholars. 
But there are no professional Soviet 
historians who are really studying the 
terror, largely because they still can't 
get into the party archives. 

The party archives are only open 
to Soviets who are in the department 
of party history. If you're interested 
in social history, the archives are 
simply not available to you. And 
these party historians are "company 
historians" — their idea is to empha- 
size the positive. They're not in- 
terested in the negative, and it's 
really hindered the study of Soviet 
history. So a small group of 
American revisionists are the only 
people using party archives to study 
the purges right now. And we are 
able to do that, paradoxically, 
because the Germans captured this 
large body of party archives during 
World War II and they are available 
on microfilm in the West. 

BCM: What is the view of the man 
on the street in the Soviet Union 
about Stalin at this time? 

MANNING: There's a great deal of 
confusion and bitterness, a willingness 
to believe anything. To some extent 
there's also a distrust of historians 
and scholarly methods. 

BCM: Why the distrust? 

MANNING: What's happened is that 
the freedom of press under glasnost 
has jumped way ahead of available 
information. The press is just open to 
anything, however scandalous or ill- 
founded. There's this real confusion 
about freedom of the press, and it's 
being interpreted by many Soviets, 
including many editors, as no edi- 
torial control. And if one doesn't say 
something really exaggerated — for ex- 
ample, the 40-million purge victim 
figure being tossed around — one's 


credibility is doubted. So a lot of pro- 
fessional historians are intimidated in- 
to silence. 

BCM: Why is the figure of 40 
million victims incorrect? 

MANNING: Because it's demo- 
graph ically impossible. Everybody 
agrees that the victims were almost 
exclusively men and were very heav- 
ily urban. If there had been that 
many victims, there wouldn't have 
been any urban men left to fight 
World War II. There are just some 
things that can't have happened. But 
the Soviet press, in their eagerness to 
adopt glasnost, is always saying that 
the people who insist on having 
documentation before they draw con- 
clusions are somehow Stalinists. Pro- 
fessional Soviet historians feel very, 
very defensive; they're having to 
work in a psychological climate that is 
not conducive to the writing of 
history . 

BCM: But isn't this climate of 
opinion coming from the top? 

MANNING: No, it's coming from the 
educated society, particularly those 
who have been inclined to be 

Gorbachev has taken a very middle 
ground on Stalin. He says we have to 
explore, we can't leave these blank 
spaces, it has to be explored 

BCM: Why do you think Gorba- 
chev decided to raise the issue in 
the first place? 

MANNING: I think that educated Rus- 
sians are very disturbed by these so- 
called "blank spaces" because they're 
there, and they know they're there. 
Gorbachev shares the concern of the 
intelligentsia because he's part of it. 

But it's also linked to his whole 
program of reforming the economy, 
reforming the political system. He's 
using the Stalin example as an argu- 
ment for major political and economic 
reforms, interpreting it as illustrating 
the need for democracy and the short- 
comings of tyranny. 

BCM: What do you think will hap- 
pen to the image of Stalin in the 
Soviet Union? 

MANNING: It's going to change. Every 
time looks at things differendy. Fifty 
years from now, they're going to look 
back on the era of perestroika and say, 
"We overdid it." There has been 
some toning down already. People 
are beginning to document, reporters' 
articles are including more facts — it's 
not just unfettered opinion. And I'm 

sure there are going to be Westerners 
who say, "Oh, they're rehabilitating 
Stalin!" But what they're trying to do 
is correct an imbalance. Maybe that's 
the way historical opinion operates, 
that one unbalanced view is 
countered by an equally unbalanced 
view in the opposite direction and 
somewhere between truth will be 
worked out. But to get the docu- 
mented evidence for the truth is going 
to take a lot of time. H 



S P R T S 

Warming up 

On this summer afternoon, only BCM's 'Golden Gunner' stands between Sarah Behn and a likely 
glorious college basketball career 

Sarah Behn, the leading scorer in 
the history of Massachusetts 
girls' high school basketball, is 
getting ready for a game in the 
sweltering confines of Conte Forum's 
Power Gym, home court for BC 
women's basketball. Her warmup 
routine is the venerable basketball 
ritual called "around the world," in 
which a shooter moves along a pre- 
scribed semicircle some distance from 
the basket by stopping to sink a shot 
every few feet. Miss one, and you 
start over. 

Behn hits 10 in a row, then 20, 30, 
40, 50 — each shot dropping direcdy 
through the center of the rim as if 
drawn by a magnet, each launched 
quickly with the same motion, a Behn 
variation of former Celtic Don 
Nelson's famous push shot. As the 
50th shot from beyond the three-point 
line drops in, Behn turns to her 

"I'm ready," she says, grinning. 

For 18-year-old Sarah Behn, who 
enters BC this fall as the most highly 
touted — and recruited — female bas- 
ketball player ever to enroll at the 
Heights, this game is the first and 
easiest she will play in Power Gym 
over the next four years. On this 
hazy August afternoon she's playing 
one-on-one with this magazine's 
senior writer — a.k.a. "the Golden 
Gunner" — a 32-year-old gym rat in- 
ordinately proud of his trophy case 
stocked with a CYO MVP award 
and a summer league all-star shirt. 

Behn, on the other hand, is the 
finest female basketball player this 
state has produced. As a senior for- 
ward last year at Foxborough High 
(where her teams put together a 76-12 
record over four years), she averaged 
41.9 points a game, led her team 
deep into the playoffs for the fourth 
straight year, and finished her career 
with 2,562 points — a point shy of the 
men's record set by BC sophomore 
Bryan Edwards at Cohasset High. 

Clinic: Behn puts the moves on the 
rapidly aging CYO star 

She also starred in soccer (a na- 
tional record 51 shutouts as a goalie, 
and the 1987 state tide) Softball (bat- 
ting .506) and swimming (nationally 
ranked by age 10), and confesses to a 
growing interest in golf. But it is 
basketball that made Sarah Behn a 
household name this past spring. 

First it was word-of-mouth around 
Foxborough that Behn was having an 
unbelievable senior year. The local 
papers, recognizing a hometown hero 
in the making, began to report her 
every move. Then the Boston media 
chimed in. By her final game, a 
playoff loss to arch-rival Walpole in 
which she scored 37 points, TV film 
crews were jostling each other for 
courtside position and children were 
lining up for her autograph. 

The finest female 
basketball player this state 

has produced, Behn 
averaged 41.9 points as a 

senior forward at Fox- 
borough High and finished 
her career one point shy of 
the state men's scoring 

"I've never seen anything like it," 
says BC women's coach Margo 
Plotzke. "She got more coverage than 
any other local female athlete I can 
remember. Pardy that was due to the 
astonishing numbers she put up, of 
course, and the drama of chasing the 
scoring records, but she's also a very 
articulate and forthright young 
woman. In many ways Sarah became 
the sport's ambassador to the public 
in general, not just followers of the 
women's game." 

Universally acknowledged as the 
best player in the state (and probably 


in the East) as her senior year began, 
Behn was the object of a heated 
recruiting battle. NCAA regulations 
limit official campus visits to five, and 
she chose BC, Duke, Wake Forest, 
Indiana and Holy Cross. By Hal- 
loween of last year, she'd become ac- 
customed to both a barrage of daily 
phone calls and the safety features of 
all sorts of airplanes. 

But on November 9, as the early 
signing deadline approached, Sarah 
Behn chose BC. "I knew all along 
that I wanted to come here," she 
says. "I used to come up and look 
around when I was younger, and I 
always liked the whole atmosphere. It 
was easy to get enthralled with a 
Notre Dame or a Duke, but I just 
couldn't see myself going that far 
away just to play basketball. I tried to 
keep things in perspective. I re- 
member thinking to myself that if I 
got hurt, there I'd be, out in Indiana 
or North Carolina, by myself. At BC, 

I thought, I could play against great 
competition while living a regular col- 
lege life. BC is close to home, it's a 
great education, the Big East schedule 
is challenging, and I immediately 
liked Coach Plotzke and the players. I 
enjoyed the other schools, especially 
Duke, but I decided to go with my 
first feeling." 

On this steaming summer day, 
though, Sarah Behn has to deal with 
only one question: how to beat an 
aging but dogged writer without 
hurting his pride or her own sore 

With dispatch, it turns out. In the 
space of half an hour, Behn show- 
cases the moves that bewildered Fox- 
borough opponents and should im- 
press the Big East. She drills her out- 
side shot. She drives hard to the 
basket, using either hand to bank soft 
layups in off the glass. She tries a 
lefty hook and hits. She defends and 
boxes out her opponent with the kind 

of natural ferocity that coaches drool 
over. She blocks two shots, makes a 
steal, tips in her own missed layup, 
and makes an impossible lefty spin- 
ning drive. 

And she wins — easily. The final 
scores are 15-9, 15-8, 15-8. Her op- 
ponent, a tired and generally honest 
man, admits to himself that he's been 
beaten by a better player. He thinks 
dreamily of a hot shower, cold 
lemonade and a soft bed. 

Not Sarah Behn. "Now I'm 
loose," she says, matter-of-factly, and 
before she spends an hour in the 
weight room building up her legs, she 
starts another "around the world" 
shootout. As he shuffles out of the 
gym, her opponent hears the ball 
dropping monotonously through the 
net, and he briefly stops to count the 
consecutive baskets: 10, 20, 30. He 
goes home. 

Brian Doyle I 



Seizing the opportunity 

Campaign scope is broadened in critical 'national phase' 

The Campaign for Boston College 
has widened its approach to 
University supporters as it moves 
through the initial stages of its na- 
tional phase and approaches the 
$100,000,000 milestone. As of Sep- 
tember 15, 1989, pledges and gifts 
stood at $83,732,488—67 percent of 
the $125,000,000 goal. The figures 
include gifts from private sources ex- 
clusively: alumni, parents, friends, 
corporations and foundations. 

Co-Chairman John M. Connors 
'63, said that while the success of the 
Campaign to this point has been grat- 
ifying, it was important to recognize 
that it primarily rested on the 
shoulders of a relatively small number 
of individuals who have made extra- 
ordinarily significant contributions to 
Boston College. "Now," he said, 
"we're looking to other and larger 
groups of individuals ready to make 
their own commitments to the Uni- 

versity — helping to put the Campaign 
over the top and ultimately ensuring 
the vitality of Boston College for the 
foreseeable future." 

Those individuals, who comprise 
the vast majority of the University's 
nearly 100,000 alumni, friends and 
parents, will be approached over the 
next two and a half years in person 
and by telephone and mail, through a 
network of volunteer committees and 

"Success in the first years of the 
Campaign does not mean that ulti- 
mate success is automatic," said 
Campaign Co-Chairman James F. 
Cleary '50. "We're moving from the 
position of soliciting a small number 
of donors to the solicitation of tens of 
thousands, and we really can't afford 
to leave any stone unturned in our ef- 
fort to reach them." 

Cleary added that the mission of 
the volunteers and staff during the re- 


Total Commitments: $83,732,488 
Goal: $125,000,000 

■ Cash and Pledges 
□ Goal 

Categories ol 

Gifts of 









Annual Fund 1 


Corporations 1 
Foundations 1 

Other 1 

1 $2.1 


$ millions 




mainder of the Campaign will be 
two-fold, informing potential donors 
of the University's needs and oppor- 
tunities as well as soliciting the multi- 
year pledges and the annual 
"stretch" gifts by which the Cam- 
paign will meet its goals. "Boston 
College is at a critical stage in its 
development," he said. "It has very 
obviously prospered and grown over 
the years, but now is the time to con- 
solidate that evolution by providing 
the resources that can support it. We 
know people are proud of Boston 
College, and they're grateful for what 
BC has provided to them and to their 
families over the years. Now we're 
going to be asking people to show 
their pride and gratitude, to take up 
the challenge, to invest in Boston 
College with the gifts that are going 
to make this university a source of 
even greater pride to all of us. ' ' 

Knights of Columbus aids 
Campus School with $200k 

A $200,000 grant from the 
Massachusetts Knights of Col- 
umbus has provided a major 
portion of the resources needed to 
build new facilities for the Boston 
College Campus School. The new 
facilities in the former Campion Hall 
gymnasium replace quarters the 
school for multi-handicapped children 
had occupied in Roberts Center. 

The Campus School has received 
national recognition for its progressive 
educational, training and research ef- 
forts, which are aimed at assisting 
students in gaining self-sufficiency in 
learning, working and social skills. 

John Oteri '56, state secretary of 
the Massachusetts Knights of Colum- 
bus, said that the service-oriented 
organization is a patron of causes 
aiding the physically handicapped and 
retarded youngsters. "We believe 
every handicapped youngster or 
retarded person should enjoy 
everything in life and get as much out 
of life as possible," he said. "This is 
how we aid people." 


Campaign at head of class 

Drucker and Vanderslice professors are appointed 

The Campaign formally entered the 
classroom this fall as a fiscal policy 
expert and a BC chemist were ap- 
pointed to endowed professorships 
established by two University 

The Peter F. Drucker Chair in 
Management Sciences, a gift of 
trustee John A. McNeice, Jr. '54, 
chairman of the board and CEO of 
The Colonial Group, Inc., has been 
filled by Frank Morris, former presi- 
dent of the Boston Federal Reserve 
Bank. The professorship is named for 
noted management theoretician Peter 
F. Drucker. 

Morris, described by Academic 
Vice President William B. Neenan, 
SJ, as a person "who has been at the 
very center of the nation's monetary 
policy-making process," is excited 
about "my new career as an aca- 
demician," as he called it. "John 
McNeice's generous gift gives me the 
opportunity to concentrate on two 
teaching areas: monetary theory and 
monetary policy. I'd like to teach the 
latter, especially, not in the historical 
sense but as a vibrant and ongoing 

Said McNeice, "One of the pri- 
mary characteristics of Jesuit educa- 
tion is to assist in the total formation 
of each individual, the fullest develop- 
ment of all talents. I am very pleased 
to be able to establish this chair and 
to name it for Peter Drucker, whose 
work, as expressed in his writings, 
provides a practical discipline to assist 
individuals in their personal and 
career development. ' ' 

The Drucker Chair was joined this 
fall by the Margaret A. and Thomas 
A. Vanderslice Chair in Chemistry, a 
gift of Board of Trustees Chairman 
Thomas A. Vanderslice '53. The 
chair will be filled by Professor of 
Chemistry T. Ross Kelly, a 20-year 
veteran of the faculty. 

A nationally respected scientist and 
a former chairman of his department, 
Kelly plans to use the support that 

Vanderslice Professor T. Ross Kelly and Drucker Professor Frank Morris 

the Vanderslice Chair provides to 
further his research into the prepara- 
tion of a broad range of molecules. 
"I'm interested in the synthesis of 
organic molecules, both as a way of 
making medicines and as a way of 
controlling other molecules," he said. 
' 'These are the sorts of inquiries that 
the Vanderslice Chair will allow me 
to pursue with greater freedom and 

"I'm delighted to be able to con- 
tribute in some small way to the ex- 
cellence of both Boston College and 
the Chemistry department," said 
Vanderslice. "For years the depart- 
ment has been a leading performer 
both nationally and within the cam- 
pus scientific community. I am grati- 
fied to be able to establish a perma- 
nent professorship within that depart- 
ment, at the university which added 
so much to my early growth. It is a 
position that I hope will pay divi- 
dends for the University, and for the 
nation, for years to come." 

Private support sought 
for new Chemistry Center 

Even as the University's new 
Chemistry Center begins to take 
shape on the former site of 
Roberts Center, The Campaign for 
Boston College is seeking broad-based 
corporate and individual gifts to sup- 
port the building, the heart of future 
science education at Boston College. 
Of the $17,000,000 Campaign goal 
for facilities, the Chemistry Center, 
which will house the University's 
chemistry department, is the Cam- 
paign's highest building priority. 
"The Chemistry Center is the 
means by which the department's 
aspiration to national leadership in 
undergraduate instruction and grad- 
uate research will be realized," said 
Academic Vice President William B. 
Neenan, SJ. The four-story, 56,000- 
square-foot facility will include eight 
laboratories devoted to introductory 
classes and student research, as well 


A view of the Chemistry Center as it will appear from Beacon Street 

as a student computer room, labor- 
atories for research and teaching in all 
areas of chemistry, and classrooms, 
offices and seminar rooms and a 
200-seat lecture hall. 

"The new building will have an 
enormous impact on both the depart- 
ment and the University as a whole," 
said Professor Evan Kantrowitz, the 
chemistry department's liaison to the 
building's planners. "For years the 
chronic problem affecting our scien- 
tific research capabilities has been lack 
of space. Even fairly basic research 
projects, let alone sophisticated ones, 
demand proper ventilation, bench 
space, room for support staff, and lab 

"There's no question," said Fr. 
Neenan, "that the Chemistry Center 
will promote and propel both scien- 
tific research and knowledge at 
Boston College and beyond. The 
Campaign's focus on the Chemistry 
Center facility, I think, reflects the 
University's growing contribution to 
the world's reservoir of scientific 

The chemistry department has for 
years been recognized as a premier 
department at Boston College. In 
1987-88 alone, its renown was re- 
flected in the nearly $6,000,000 in 
grants received from organizations 
like the National Institutes of Health 
and the National Science Foundation 
and in 70 papers published in profes- 
sional journals. 

Class of '65 looks to break 
a 25th reunion gift record 

One million and seventy 
thousand dollars. That was the 
record gift presented by the 
Class of 1963 on the occasion of its 
25th reunion in 1988. But, say the 
co-chairmen of the Class of 1965, 
which this year celebrates its 25th 
reunion, that '63 record may be a 

very short-lived one. 

The three '65 men — John P. Con- 
nor, a partner at Connor & Hilyard; 
John Griffin, managing partner at 
Rackemann, Sawyer, and Brewster; 
and Paul Mullare, president of 
Patriot Investment — together chair an 
alumni class that is striving to put 
together Boston College's second 
million-dollar 25th reunion class gift. 
"We have had very successful re- 
unions, especially the 20th," recalls 
Connor, who also noted that approx- 
imately 30 of the '65ers meet every 
month for lunch in downtown 

The three co-chairmen are reluc- 
tant to quote any specific numbers 
while in the midst of a fundraising 
drive, but each thought the 1963 
record gift was on shaky ground. As 
for the Class of 1963, John C. 
(Brooks) Sullivan, who chaired the 
class reunion committee, said that for 
the University's sake he hoped the 
Class of 1965 would set a record. But 
that won't be the end of the story, he 
promises. "We'll be back with a new 
record at the 50th reunion!" 

Heading for a record: Connor, Griffin and Mullare 


'Individual Gifts' is born 

DeLong heads new, 
consolidated program 

As the Campaign reaches out to a 
much wider range of potential 
supporters, the University has 
inaugurated a consolidated fund- 
raising effort that unites several 
previously separate programs. The 
new Individual Gifts Program is 
being directed by Mary Lou DeLong 
and will focus on the solicitation of 
multi-year gifts and annual commit- 
ments of up to $500,000 from in- 
dividuals. The Boston College Fund 
(unrestricted gifts to $24,999), Special 
Gifts ($25,000-$49,999) and Major 
Gifts ($50,000-$499,999) programs 
are all included under the Individual 
Gifts umbrella. 

For DeLong, director for major 
gifts at Harvard Medical School since 
1986, the new position constitutes a 
homecoming. The former Mary Lou 
Duddy — a 1971 graduate of Newton 
College — began her fund-raising 
career with Boston College in 1979 
and was an assistant director of the 
Alumni Association prior to that. 

The emergence of the Individual 
Gifts Program "is a function of where 
we are in the Campaign," she said. 
"We're halfway through an enor- 
mously successful fundraising effort, 
but at this point our focus is shifting 
to the larger group of prospects who 
can make gifts in all amounts up to 

DeLong, who has directed planned 
giving at Phillips Academy and an- 
nual fund and special gifts at the 
Stevens Institute of Technology, was 
a member of the Board of Trustees 
and its Development Committee from 
1985 until she assumed her current 
position in July. 

"Mary Lou has a solid under- 
standing of the University, which is 
an invaluable commodity," said Ex- 
ecutive Director of Development 
Michael R. Franco. "On a profes- 
sional level, she's had experience in 
all of the areas that comprise the In- 
dividual Gifts Program, and has been 

DeLong: delivering the message and theme 

'At this point our focus is 
shifting to the larger group 

of prospects who can 

make gifts in all amounts 

up to $500,000. ' 

a particularly successful solicitor. 
We're very confident that her leader- 
ship will greatly enhance our develop- 
ment efforts during the remainder of 
the Campaign." 

DeLong said that her principal re- 
sponsibility will be "to give the entire 
Boston College family the opportunity 
to become involved in the Campaign. 
The Individual Gifts Program is an 
effort to ensure better consistency in 
delivering the message and theme of 

the Campaign. By uniting these 
areas, we will ensure that they're an 
integral part of the Campaign, which 
is critical for our success." 

DeLong pointed out that the vast 
majority of the Boston College consti- 
tuency has not yet been asked for a 
Campaign gift. "We'll be approach- 
ing them in the next two and a half 
years, and asking them to consider a 
stretch gift," DeLong said. "By that 
I mean a gift that may be more than 
they think they're capable of giving. 
We want them to know that this is 
tremendously important for Boston 
College and its future." 

Chandler named to chair 
Fides Society giving group 

dding members is the name of 
the game," says new Fides 
1 chairman Robert X. Chandler 
'50 BS, MSW'52, when asked to list 
his Fides Society priorities. Chandler, 
president and chief operating officer 
of the United Way of Massachusetts 
Bay, figures his years of experience at 
the helm of the United Way should 
help him immensely in his new role 
as chairman of the society, which 
brings together donors of $1,000 
through $4,999. 

"One thing I've learned at the 
United Way," he says, "is that you 
have to ask people before they'll give. 
I believe most people are willing and 
able to participate in The Campaign 
for Boston College, which will go a 
long way toward ensuring a vibrant 
future for Boston College into the 
next century." 

Chandler, who has been involved 
in Fides since 1975 and who will 
serve a two-year term as chairman, is 
bullish about potential growth in the 
Fides ranks. "As far as I can see, we 
have plenty of room to expand," he 
says. "It's an education job, really. 
We have to get the word out to peo- 
ple, and I'm confident we'll be able 
to do that in a way that will continue 
to make Fides a key part of the 




Jesuit education 
in America 
is 200 years 
old. Here is 
a program 
to begin 
the next 200 

n January of 1789, 
John Carroll received 
the deed for the land 

he had purchased at George Town on the Potomac River, where a half- 
completed building stood which was to house the students of the first Jesuit 
high school in the New World. What did he have in mind in founding 
this academy at Georgetown? Carroll himself was a product of Jesuit 
schools. When he entered the Society in 1753, there were some 845 Jesuit 
educational institutions in the world; to continue this tradition in the New 
World must have seemed a characteristically Jesuit mission. 

But beyond tradition, John Carroll also saw that the Catholic community 
in America needed schools if it was to have an educated laity and a native 
clergy. Religious quarrels and statutes restricting religious freedom had been 
all too common in the early colonies, but the new Constitution, adopted in 
the same year as the founding of Georgetown, guaranteed religious freedom 
and established the characteristically American pluralism that encouraged 
the founding of religious schools of every kind. And, unlike many of the ex- 
patriate European priests who were content to minister to the small popula- 
tion that settled along the Eastern seacoast, Carroll seems to have had a vi- 
sion of the immense possibilities which this new land presented. Georgetown 
would be only the beginning, but on it rested all his hope, as he put it, for 
"the permanency and success of our Holy Religion in the United States." 
That was a heavy expectation to set on that small academy on the hilltop 
near the end of the 18th century. 




ntellectual development of each student's 
talents is a prominent objective of Jesuit education, but not 
the ultimate goal. That can only be the full growth of the 
person that leads to action. 

But Carroll's hopes and prayers were 
answered. The growth of Jesuit schools 
paralleled to some extent the growth of the 
new republic; the first school west of the 
Mississippi opened at St. Louis in 1818, just 
after the first steamboat reached the city. But 
even more clearly, that growth accompanied 
the spread of the immigrant populations 
westward in the middle of the 19th century. 
From New York and Boston and Philadel- 
phia this trail led across this enormous con- 
tinent, by way of Buffalo, Cleveland and 
Chicago, to Omaha, Kansas City and 
Denver. Adventurers and settlers sailed 
around South America and brought Catholic 
populations and Jesuit schools to Santa 
Clara, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Jesuit 
foundations spread out from Louisiana across 
the South. Jesuit schools were no exceptions 
to American experimentation and expansive- 
ness. Secondary schools grew into colleges; 
and these in time added programs in law, 
medicine, business and engineering, among 
others; and then they laid claim to the rank 

Superior General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach is the 
worldwide leader of the Society of Jesus. This essay 
was excerpted from the "Bicentennial Celebration 
Address" delivered at Georgetown Preparatory School 
in Washington, DC., on June 8, 1989. 

of universities. Twenty-eight colleges and 
universities and 45 secondary schools con- 
tinue this astonishing effort, monuments to 
Carroll's vision and to the zeal of many . . . 

Our colleges and universities have grown 
phenomenally since the end of World 
War II to serve broad and varied 
clienteles with expanded academic offerings. 
Throughout there has been a consistent effort 
to upgrade the quality of teaching and schol- 
arship. Jesuit superiors committed themselves 
to a bold program of doctoral studies for 
future teachers and researchers. Twenty-five 
years ago American Jesuit colleges and uni- 
versities broadened their governance struc- 
tures to include laity and to give stronger 
community support. They responded to a 
historically unique invitation to join in a 
partnership largely for the financial advan- 
tage of needy students. Real strides have 
been taken, almost everywhere, to reach out 
with renewed vigor beyond the campus 
through "Upward Bound" programs, as well 
as community -based service, learning and 
research. New research institutes have ap- 
peared addressing questions at the interface 
of religion and culture; there is lively discus- 
sion on many campuses about Catholic and 
Jesuit identity. Large numbers of students 
and graduates enter the Jesuit Volunteer 
Corps, Jesuit International Volunteers and 
similar programs run by individual institu- 
tions. Some universities have opened cam- 
puses abroad, taken in large numbers of 
students from other countries and begun to 
explore international curricula . . . 

But while an anniversary recaptures a 
past, a tradition, what we are committed to 
in Jesuit education is a living tradition. And 
so, we look more urgently to the future. 

An accurate understanding of our recent 
General Congregations shows that the Jesuit 
apostolate of education must be strengthened 
and intensified if we are to fulfill our mission 
today. So what are we aiming to do in Jesuit 
education today and tomorrow? What do we 

Intellectual development of each student's 
God-given talents is a. prominent objective of 
Jesuit education. But it is not the ultimate 
goal. That can only be the full growth of the 
person that leads to action, action suffused 
with the spirit of Jesus Christ, the Word of 
God, the Man-for-Others. All are called to- 
day not just to analyze the problems of the 
world community, but to help build up that 




The five traits of 
Jesuit education 

community. This demands of students self- 
discipline, initiative in study, integrity, 
generosity and critical thinking. In Ignatian 
terms, it demands that they be "contem- 
platives in action." 

Jesuit schools must offer opportunities to 
explore human values not only critically, but 
experientially in the light of the Gospel in 
order to produce leaders-in-service. As Pedro 
Arrupe, my predecessor, said with such clar- 
ity, "Our prime educational objective must 
be to form men and women for others; peo- 
ple who cannot even conceive of love of God 
which does not include love for the least of 
their neighbors." 

The most recent General Congregation of 
the Society of Jesus stressed that this concern 
and action for the poor is critical for the 
world especially today. And it said that "a 
decision to love the poor preferentially ... is 
a desire to heal the whole human family." 
This is not a classist option, but it includes 
all, with special concern for the poor. Do we 
help all of our students — rich, middle class 
and poor — to use the option for the poor as a 
criterion for judgement, to be aware of the 
social concern every Christian should 
manifest . . ? 

Many modern-day students seem exces- 
sively preoccupied with career training and 
self-fulfillment to the exclusion of broader 
human growth. Does this not point to their 
excessive insecurity? Despite pragmatic pro- 
tests, are they not at heart actually hungry 
for values that will lead them to inner 
freedom and integrity? The Society of Jesus 
has always sought to imbue students with 
values that transcend the goals of money, 
fame and success. We want graduates who 
will be leaders concerned about the society 
and the world in which they live, desirous of 
eliminating hunger and conflict in the world, 
sensitive to the need for more equitable dis- 
tribution and eager to share their faith and 
love of Christ with others: in short, we want 
our graduates to be leaders-in-service. That 
has been the goal of Jesuit education since 
the 16th century. It remains so today. 

But the type of education needed to 
achieve this goal today is different. Our in- 
terdependence on this planet is becoming 
more evident every day in realities across a 
broad spectrum from economics to ecology. 
In response to this rapidly shrinking world, 
we seek education for responsible citizenship 
in the global village. 

What are some of the characteristics of 

The first characteristic of Jesuit institutions is a passion for quality. 
Excellence is important. This does not mean that Jesuit colleges have 
never had inferior programs, but it does mean that the institution — be 
it agricultural school, engineering, business or liberal arts college — has, in 
every age, sought good education, respected by those who know the field. 
Jesuit institutions respond well to a remark of Father General Peter-Hans 
Kolvenbach: only excellence is apostolic. Because of this, the schools set 
demanding standards for both students and faculty. 

A second characteristic of Jesuit colleges and universities is the study of 
the humanities and the sciences, no matter what specializations may be of- 
fered. These institutions want their students to be able to think and speak 
and write; to know something about history, literature and art; to have 
their minds expanded by philosophy and theology; and to have some 
understanding of math and sciences. They want students prepared for 
living as well as for working — to have a liberal education, if you will. This 
kind of education, I suggest, is even more important today than it has 
ever been, despite the demand for increased technological training in to- 
day's world. We need engineers, yes. But even more, we need engineers 
who have read Shakespeare, and computer scientists who understand the 
history and roots of our civilization. 

A third characteristic of Jesuit education has been a preoccupation with 
questions of ethics and values for both the personal and professional lives 
of graduates. Family values, personal integrity and business ethics have 
always been important. In recent years, moreover, this characteristic has 
taken on added dimensions. Spurred on by papal encyclicals and the 
strong social teachings of recent popes and our own American bishops, 
Jesuit institutions have tried to focus attention on the great questions of 
justice and fairness that confront our age: economic problems, racism and 
unemployment in our own country; the armament race between the 
super-powers; and poverty and oppression in the Third World, to cite 
some examples. These are not easy questions, nor do they have any cer- 
tain and universally accepted answers. But Jesuit institutions today feel 
compelled by their tradition to raise these questions for their students, not 
through sloganeering and political maneuvering, but in a way that is 
proper for higher education: through learning, research, reflection and 

A fourth characteristic of Jesuit education is the importance it gives to 
religious experience. It does this best, I suspect, for its Catholic students. 
However, especially in this ecumenical age, it tries to open this horizon for 
all its students, whatever their religious persuasion. Religious experience is 
important and it needs to be integrated into the educational process so that 
a student has the opportunity to grow in both knowledge and faith, in 
both belief and learning. Faith in God is not an obstacle to learning; in- 
deed belief can often sharpen and focus a mind. Prayer and liturgy are no 
threat to knowledge; they help form an educational community in the 
fullest sense of the word. 

Finally, related to this last is another characteristic of Jesuit education. 
It is person-centered. No matter how large or complex the institution, the 
individual is important and given as much personal attention as humanly 
possible, both in and out of the classroom. I believe that the reason for 
this specific attention to the individual is that for many in these institu- 
tions, teaching or administration is much more than a job — indeed, more 
than a profession. It is a vocation. This is true not only for members of 
religious orders but for so many lay men and women of different religious 
backgrounds, who look on their work of teaching or administration as 
sharing in God's work, as a ministry to others in the apostolate of 

Ft. Mitchell has been president of the University of Detroit since 1979. This essay is 
excerpted from his address at the Boston College Alumni Association's 1988 Laetare 
Sunday Breakfast. 


such education for responsible citizenship on 
a global scale? In the recent past, education 
has sometimes focused exclusively on self- 
actualization of the individual. Today it must 
be the world community that forms the con- 
text for growth and learning. Curricula must 
be broadened to include major world cul- 
tures. The traditional Jesuit emphasis on 
communication skills needs to be expanded 
beyond the spoken and written word to in- 
clude image and symbol in an increasingly 
visual world culture. Critical thinking needs 
to be applied lovingly to the political process. 
Especially to be encouraged is diversity of 
cultural backgrounds in our student bodies 
and more international exchanges of both 
teachers and students. 

A value-oriented educational goal like 
ours — forming men and women for others — 
will not be realized unless, infused within our 
educational programs at every level, we chal- 
lenge our students to reflect upon the value 
implications of what they study. We have 
learned to our regret that mere appropriation 
of knowledge does not inevitably humanize. 
One would hope that we have also learned 
that there is no value-free education. But the 
values imbedded in many areas of life today 
are presented subtly. So there is need to 
discover ways that will enable students to 
form habits of reflection, to assess values and 
their consequences for human beings in the 
positive and human sciences they study, the 
technology being developed, and the whole 
spectrum of social and political programs 
suggested by both prophets and politicians. 
Habits are not formed only by chance occa- 
sional happenings. Habits develop only by 
consistent, planned practice . . . 

At this point a challenging question arises: 
How can Jesuit schools, colleges and univer- 
sities be open and available to young people 
from every level of society? This was clearly 
the intent of St. Ignatius. How can your in- 
stitutions truly be at the service of those 
students who, because of lack of financial 
means, are deprived of the resources you 
represent? I do know the difficulties that lie 
behind this question. Budgets must be bal- 
anced. I am aware that you must raise huge 
amounts annually to provide funds for tui- 
tion for the poor and disadvantaged . . . 

It is you who must judge how best to pro- 
ceed. But judge — and act — you must. Failure 
to use your strength will condemn you to a 
loss of real freedom and will certainly cut 
you off from classes of young men and 

women whose only "crime" is their com- 
parative poverty. 

Access of the disadvantaged to Jesuit 
schools, colleges and universities is a 
litmus test of the commitment of Jesuit 
higher and secondary education to the 
Gospel. But simple access of the disadvan- 
taged to a Jesuit school is not enough to 
demonstrate our preferential love for the 
poor. There is more: the key question in our 
education of students, poor, middle class or 
rich, is the question of the curriculum and 
other programs which contextualize it — the 
curriculum formal and informal. What are 
the perspectives used to engage our students 
as they study history, literature, science and 
culture? Are they inclusive of the poor? Do 
they raise significant questions about how the 
marvelous gifts of God's creation should be 
used and shared with those less fortunate? 

This fundamental concern of Jesuit educa- 
tion is rooted in the biblical understanding of 
"gift." Theologians observe that in Scripture 
all gifts — talents, wealth — move in a circle. 
First, there is the openness to see that the gift 
is from God; then it is received and appro- 
priated; next, one grows through the gift by 
sharing it with others; and finally, the gift is 
returned to God through praise and thanks- 
giving. But at the moment when sharing 
should take place, there can come the great 
temptation to hold on to the gift and turn it 
into a means of accruing personal power. 
And so the terrible temptation to seek more 
power through .wealth becomes insatiable. 
Thus the seeds of injustice are sown. 

The very enormity of this mission calls in- 
dividuals and institutions to work together in 
the face of an enormous paradigm shift of 
values throughout the world . . . The roots 
of collaboration in ministry set out by the Se- 
cond Vatican Council are theological. Events 
of the last quarter of a century have ac- 
celerated the need for implementation of this 
colleagueship. In Jesuit education today lay 
men and women are invited to share in this 
ministry at every level . . . 

What relationships do we need to develop 
in order to achieve effective collaboration? 
How can we share Ignatian spirituality in 
ways that will assure a living Jesuit tradition 
in these institutions for the next 200 years? 
What forms — personal, communal, legal — 
are important to assure that we avoid the ex- 


tremes of total control by Jesuits on the one 
hand, or abdication of our indispensable role 
as guarantors of the Ignatian charism, the 
living Jesuit mission of the institution? How 
can we respectfully achieve mutual accoun- 
tability as colleagues in this mission? The 
very questions are still in the making. The 
answers, in anything like their fullness, still 
lie ahead. I believe that they will be dis- 
covered in our very efforts to collaborate. 

But collaboration is not an end in itself. 
Collaboration exists precisely so we can offer 
more effective service to those who need us. 

Modern American society at this moment 
in history provides special challenges for all 
of you who engage in the church's mission. 
If your educational institutions are not finally 
instruments for hope, for the Good News, 
then their identity is in crisis as Jesuit 
apostolates. From freshmen in high school to 
the researchers in laboratories of our best 
graduate departments, no one can be ex- 
cused from our final purpose: to enable the 
human person and the human community to 
be the image and the loved ones God calls 
them to be. It is the task of the Jesuit educa- 
tion family to work together to incarnate this 
vision in our troubled world . . . 

Because our task is so great, the extent of 
collaboration that we seek cannot be limited 
to the campus itself. It is remarkable that 
there are approximately one and a half mil- 
lion living graduates of America's Jesuit high 
schools, colleges and universities. This large 
group of educated Americans works in every 
sector of society from the halls of Congress 
and the United States Supreme Court to the 
barrios of East Los Angeles and overseas. 
These people, too, are potential colleagues 
for the transformation of the world unlike 
anything Jesuits have experienced since the 
flourishing of our schools in 17th and 18th 
century Europe . . . 

I have challenged our graduates to go 
beyond awareness and beyond rhetoric, to 
engage in action for the poor, and especially 
for refugees. Through personal experience of 
the problems of poverty and injustice, and by 
reflection, they can individually and together 
become a positive force to plan effective ser- 
vice for their less fortunate brothers and sis- 
ters. I believe that this effort within many 
Jesuit schools, colleges and universities in the 
United States has only just begun. I encour- 
age you to place such outreach on your 
agenda for the near future . . . 

e should not deceive ourselves about the 
difficulty of our task. What we aim at in Jesuit education is 
counter to many aspects of contemporary culture. 

What I have proposed is challenging. 
But so was the reality Archbishop 
Carroll faced 200 years ago. We 
should not deceive ourselves about the dif- 
ficulty of our task. Today it is especially dif- 
ficult in the first world to see beyond in- 
dividualism, hedonism, unbelief and their ef- 
fects. What we aim at in Jesuit education is, 
therefore, counter to many aspects of con- 
temporary culture. That is why your 
apostolate today is more difficult and more 
critical in opening the minds and hearts of 
young people to faith, truth, justice and love. 
If our educational institutions embody Igna- 
tian values meaningfully in the struggle for 
faith and justice, let there be no doubt that 
these institutions are fully apt and very im- 
portant instruments for the implementation 
of the society's mission. 

I have enjoyed recalling with you some of 
the graces of the past. You can be proud of 
the exceptional educational system you have 
built in the service of your country and your 
church. You have done many, many things 
well. As we look to the future, in the Igna- 
tian tradition may you do something even 
better for the good of so many young people, 
that they may give hope to a world just 
dawning at the brink of the third millen- 
nium. Their world view will shape the linea- 
ments and contours of the global village . ■ 




For 100 years, in tuxedos and without, 
the Fulton Debating Society has been 
taking on all comers in battles of wit, 
evidence and 'civilized ridicule' 

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Like any institution that lasts 100 years, 
Boston College's Fulton Debating 
Society has its share of misty legends. 
According to the oldest (presumably) of 
those stories, the society, which celebrates its 
centennial in 1990, had its origins in the 
early experiences of founder Robert Fulton, 
SJ, a two-term president of Boston College 
in the late 19th century. At age 12, the story 
goes, sleepy-eyed Robert, a Virginia boy, 
won a position as a Congressional page and 
spent the next three years listening to the 
ringing, thunderous orations of Henry Clay, 
John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, leading 
lights of the mid-19th century Congress. In- 
spired by these masters, Fulton is said to 
have fallen in love with oratory and later, as 
a Jesuit priest and teacher, carried that pas- 
sion first to Georgetown, where he taught 
rhetoric, and then to Boston College as the 
school's chief academic officer. 

By the time BC was founded, Fr. Fulton 
had already instituted a public speaking class 
(eloquently called "Tones") in the Jesuit 
seminary that had preceded the college on 
James Avenue. When Boston College proper 
opened its doors in the fall of 1864, Fr. 
Fulton immediately decided that a classical 
debate society would do much to improve the 
scholarship and character of the boys, whose 
academic talent he found less than impres- 
sive. "Many came gratuitously, and only 
one or two had talent," he said of the first 
Boston College class in 1864. 

A "Constitution of the Debating Society" 
was drawn up in 1868, and the seniors soon 
commenced formal debating activity. More- 
over, debate as a serious scholastic activity 
held such a place of honor in the Jesuit 
scheme of academics that within a decade the 
members of the "Debating Society" had 
their own room within the small building — a 
room to which "no other Students shall be 
admitted," according to Fr. Fulton's 1875 
Rules of the College. 

In 1890 the Senior Debating Society be- 
came the Fulton Debating Society in honor 
of its founder, whose ill health had forced 
\ him to retire from his unprecedented (and 

unmatched since) second term as president. 
,. The Fulton Prize, annually awarded to the 
y winner of the final spring debate, was also 
inaugurated in 1890. In 1902 a "junior var- 
sity" Fulton, the Marquette Society, was 
founded and became the training ground for 
freshmen and sophomores who aspired to 
Fultonian status. 

After the College moved to Chestnut Hill 
in 1913, the Fulton again was granted the 
signal honor of its own room, "a small am- 
phitheater equipped and decorated for the 
use of the Society as a gift of the Boston Col- 
lege Club of Cambridge." The seating ar- 
rangements in the room changed over the 
years, but the brightly colored murals of 
great orators and quotations from their 
speeches still remain. A scroll of winners of 
the annual Fulton Debate, from 1910 on, 
was later added to the decor. 

Offering personal prominence as well as a 
well-appointed private clubhouse, the Fulton 
soon became the campus affiliation for am- 
bitious undergraduates. And the struggle for 
the few (usually four) positions of inter- 
collegiate debater was, as one veteran recalls, 
"exhausting. If you were making a run at 
the top you either debated or prepared for 
debate all day, every day. You barely had 
time for class and you certainly did not have 
time for a social life." 

This era culminated in perhaps the most 
famous Fulton debate of them all — the 
January 11, 1928 battle between BC and 
Harvard on the resolution "that Alfred E. 
Smith is eminently qualified as President of 
the United States." BC, of course, took the 
affirmative. Given that Smith, then governor 
of New York, was America's first Catholic 
presidential candidate (he would that fall be 
defeated by Herbert Hoover), and given that 
some of his opponents were not shy about 
using nativist, anti-Catholic sentiment against 
him, the prospect of the debate touched emo- 
tional wellsprings in Boston's large Irish and 
Catholic communities. 

On the night of the debate, with reporters, 
editoral writers, critics, and editorial car- 
toonists standing by, a crowd surged into 
Symphony Hall to see BC uphold the honor 
of Catholic citizens. Hundreds, according to 
reports, were turned away. It was, according 
to the 1928 Sub Turri yearbook — a not quite 
unbiased source — "the largest and most 
widely heralded collegiate debate ever held in 

The BC men were Neal T. Scanlon, 
William J. Killion and Joseph B. Doyle, all 
of '28 and all experienced debaters. Edmund 
M. Keefe '29, a bench-warming Fultonian 
that year, watched the battle from the 
audience. A veteran of the Marquette 
Debating Society as a freshman and sopho- 
more, he'd moved up to the big leagues as a 
junior but hadn't been chosen for any inter- 
collegiate tournaments. He and a cousin 


Brian Doyle is this publication s senior 
writer. He reports that on Tuesday, 
April 17, 1990, a centennial banquet 
will be held in the Joseph Shea Room 
of Conte Forum beginning at 8 p.m., 
following the Fulton Prize Debate, 
which begins at 6. Fultonians past are 
warmly welcomed to attend and may 
reserve places by contacting Assistant 
Professor Dale Herbeck, Lyons Hall 
419, (617) 552-4281. 



Unger '64: the best in modern times 

listened in awe from the cheap seats. "Sharp 
wits back and forth, like swords," he 
remembers. "You couldn't stop listening for 
a minute. In the end one of the Harvard 
men said that in his opinion there were 
several other Presidential candidates 'more 
eminently qualified' than Al Smith. One of 
the BC fellows, when asked to rebut, popped 
up and said that if there were ''more emin- 
ently qualified' candidates, then obviously 
Smith was 'eminently qualified!' That quick 
twist got a roar from the crowd, and carried 
the day." 

"The men from Boston College made a 
remarkable performance and not only won 
the acclaim of the audience but that of the 
usually-moderate newspaper critics as well. It 
was a glorious conclusion and one which 
argued well for Boston College superiority in 
the world of letters," said Sub Turn. 

■ ^rom that heralded jump ing-off point, the 
m^ Fulton sailed into its golden age, from 
JL the 1920s until World War II. During 
these years Fultonians were certified Big 
Men on Campus, idolized by underclassmen, 
lionized by peers, profiled in newspapers. 
They dressed in natty tuxedos for their inter- 
collegiate matches, traveled first-class by 
train, and were awarded coveted watch-chain 
charms at their annual banquet. The audi- 
ences that assembled for campus debates left 
standing room only, and particularly coveted 
was a good seat at the year-ending Fulton 
Prize Debate — where the judges might in- 
clude cardinals, congressmen, court judges 
and literary personages. 

University Historian Charles Donovan, 
SJ, a Fultonian from 1931 through his 
graduation in 1933, remembers the Fulton's 
glory days and debaters with zest. "It's hard 
to imagine today what heroes the senior 
debaters were to underclassmen," he says. 
"I remember being absolutely awed by the 
senior debaters when I was a freshman. 
During my years there were about 60 
members, of whom only six or eight were 
chosen as public debaters." 

Young Charlie Donovan was one of the 
chosen. In 1932 he and his colleagues 
debated Oxford in Symphony Hall over the 
resolution that Great Britain should pay its 
war debts. The Depression-era Oxfordians, 
recalls Fr. Donovan, were most impressed 
not by the scholarship of the BC men, nor 
by BC's English Gothic buildings, but by the 
sheer number of automobiles on campus. A 
year later, Fr. Donovan and teammate 

James Connolly '33, experienced perhaps the 
quickest rise and fall of any BC debate team 
in the long history of the Fulton. One Friday 
evening the two young men took on mighty 
Dartmouth, a perennial national power, and 
beat them. The next day, fresh from victory 
over Goliath, they traveled to New York to 
take on a small women's school called the 
College of New Rochelle. The topic, with 
BC taking the affirmative: "Resolved: A 
woman's place is in the home." 

As guests of the college, the two BC men 
were stationed with a local family. That 
night, as they tried to sleep, they were enter- 
tained by the family daughters practicing 
their piano scales into the wee hours. 

The exhausted BC men "got clobbered," 
says Fr. Donovan. "We honesdy didn't 
think of the resolution as a put-down, and 
we argued that a woman at home was the 
glory of her home, and so on. That was our 
idea of a woman's place at the time, but it 
didn't hold much water with the judges." 
On Monday, back in class in Chestnut Hill, 
they were booed by classmates. 

Former Congressman Robert Drinan, SJ, 
a Fultonian until his graduation in 1942, 
began his debating career at the Heights as a 
Marquette man, and he remembers the stir 
the young debaters caused in local parishes 
when they carried a series of Marquette 
Prize Debates out to the hinterlands. 

"Four of us once drew 800 people to a 
parish in Norwood and wowed the crowd," 
he recalls. "The question was the leasing of 
boats to England for use in the war, and I 
remember one Irish fellow objecting, strenu- 
ously, that such an act would be pulling 
English chestnuts from the fire." 

■ %ut when war swept the nation, 
m^Z debate — like every other extracurricular 
JLJ activity except military drill — dried up 
and blew away. The society stayed alive, but 
the campus and world turned to other mat- 
ters. When the war ended, BC had changed. 
The average age of the students rose as ex- 
soldiers took earnest advantage of the GI 
Bill. Married students became more com- 
mon. Dormitories were built to house the 
student body. Women, anomalies before the 
war, comprised more and more of the stu- 
dent body each year. 

With those changes came changes in the 
Fulton, which began a slow decline in 
numbers, if not yet prestige. In 1960, 
however, two men who would resurrect the 
Fulton arrived on campus: John Lawton, 



From Alumni House 

Young alumni 
programming and 
continuing learning 
are at the top of the 
list of Alumni Asso- 
ciation goals for 
1989-90, along with 
a wide variety of service and social 

The Alumni Board of Directors is 
acutely aware of the relative youth of 
the University's alumni population. 
Fully one- third of our 93,500 alumni 
have graduated in the last 10 years. 
While we've tried to provide young 
alumni with programs of interest for 
the past 15 years, we hope to do more 
this year and in the future. The 
association plans to restructure the 
young alumni program and to expand 
the types of activities it offers, par- 
ticularly in the areas of career services 
and networking opportunities. 

The Board of Directors also hopes to 
bring more of the University's rich 
academic resources to our alumni. 
Toward this end, continuing learning 
programs on timely topics are planned 
for the winter and spring. 

In the alumni club area, the concept 
of a Grand Annual Meeting is quickly 
taking hold. The meeting would bring 
University representatives before each 
club once a year. Such meetings would 
pose logistical challenges, but the 
rewards of an informed alumni popula- 
tion would be well worth the effort. 

Other activities such as Second Help- 
ing and individual class activities will 
continue to receive our support this 
year. Our class organizations have 
never been stronger and Alumni Asso- 
ciation staff support was recently 
augmented to maintain the heightened 
pace of the programs. In fact, while 
young alumni as a group require our 
attention, the individual young alumni 
classes are conducting many activities, 
evidence that the future of the associa- 
tion is in the hands of dedicated alumni 
class leaders. 

John F. Wissler '57, MBA 72 

Executive Director 

Boston College Alumni Association 

Dates to remember 

December 8 Fourth Annual Alumni Association University 

Christmas Concert 

December 9 Advent Day of Recollection 

March 24 Gala Second Helping Benefit 

March 25 Laetare Sunday Communion Breakfast 

Annual Business Meeting 

May 18 BC Night at the Pops 

May 19 Alumni Day 

May 18-20 Alumni Weekend, anniversary classes ending 

in "0" and "5" 

For further information on any of these programs, contact the Alumni 
Office at (617) 552-4700. 

Nominations sought for 
association's awards 

Nominations are being solicited for 
the 1990 Alumni Awards to be 
presented by the Alumni Associa- 
tion. The association presents eight 
awards to deserving alumni each year: 
the William V. McKenney Award for 
outstanding service to others as a pro- 
fessional or volunteer; six Alumni 
Awards of Excellence for achievement 
in the areas of commerce, humanities, 
religion, education, public service, and 
science; and a Young Alumni Award 
for exceptional accomplishment by an 
alumnus or alumna who has graduated 
in the last 10 years. All nominations 
should be sent to: Vice President/ 
President-elect Kathleen Brennan 
McMenimen '66, Boston College 
Alumni Association, Alumni House, 
825 Centre Street, Newton, MA 

Maroon and gold to cruise 
the Blue Danube 

The Alumni Association will 
sponsor a Danube River cruise 
from May 30 to June 11, 1990. 
The trip will begin in Vienna, 
Austria, continue through several 
Eastern European countries including 
Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugo- 
slavia, Bulgaria, and Romania, and 

will conclude with a stay in Istanbul, 
Turkey. John L. Heineman, pro- 
fessor of history, will be the guest lec- 
turer for the tour. For further infor- 
mation, contact Susan Eagan at the 
Alumni Office at (617) 552-4700. 

Alumni programs serve up a 
Second Helping 

The alumni board sponsored a 
series of activities this fall in 
support of Second Helping, a 
program that transports donated food 
to Boston area shelters. A raffle for a 
new Corvette was held during the 
football season, a food drive took 
place on Oct. 14, and can and bottle 
collections were conducted throughout 
the fall. A gala black-tie benefit is 
planned for Saturday, March 24, the 
eve of Laetare Sunday. 

Under the auspices of the Second 
Helping program, a refrigerated truck 
provided by the Alumni Association 
through the generosity of Michael D. 
MacDonald '73, collects prepared 
meals donated by local caterers, in- 
stitutional kitchens and restaurants 
and distributes them to various shelter 
kitchens in Boston. The activity is 
directed and managed by the Boston 
Food Bank. The truck is truly in high 
gear, distributing almost 1 ,000 
pounds of food daily. 

According to chairman George A. 


Downey '61, many more alumni 
volunteers are needed. Contact Alan 
W. Quebec at the Alumni Office 
(617) 552-4700 for information on 
how you can help. 

Alumni headquarters 
gets an official name 

Following the recommendation of 
the Alumni Board of Directors, 
University President J. Donald 
Monan, SJ, has announced that the 
University will in the future refer to 
Putnam House as Alumni House. 
The name change reflects the current 
use of the building as the head- 
quarters and meeting center for the 
93,500-member Alumni Association. 

The building, built in 1916 as a 
private home modeled after a French 
chateau, was acquired by the Newton 
College of the Sacred Heart and 
served a variety of functions — dor- 
mitory, library and, finally, art 
center. It was named the Putnam Art 
Center in 1967, honoring Newton 
College benefactor Roger Lowell Put- 
nam. All commemorations of this 
former name will remain on the 

Commenting on the change, 
Alumni Board member Anne Duffey 
Phelan, NC'71, said, "I'm nostalgic 
about the old name, but the change is 
really appropriate for current use. I 
am glad the name plaque will remain 
as a tribute to a wonderful Newton 
College benefactor." Alumni Presi- 
dent JohnJ. Bacon '51, added, "On 
behalf of the board, I'm very grateful 
to Fr. Monan for acceding to our 
wish to name our building Alumni 
House. Not only is it appropriate, but 
it also will make it much easier for 
alumni to identify and locate their 
campus headquarters." 

Alumni House has undergone ex- 
tensive renovations to comfortably ac- 
commodate the 12-person Alumni 
Association staff. The house also pro- 
vides ample meeting and dining space 
for alumni groups. Further interior 
work under the direction of co-chairs 
Dick Horan '53, and Francie Anhut, 

GENERATION TO GENERATION— At a President's Luncheon for 200 parents 
of this year's freshmen, President Monan greets entering student James Skeffington while 
proud parents Barbara and James, Sr. '64, stand by. The senior Skeffington is a partner 
with the Edwards andAngell law firm in Providence, Rhode Island, and a member of the 
Alumni Campaign Committee. Twelve percent of some 2,000 students in the Class of 
1993 are the children of alumni. 

NC'75, will involve decorative 
touches in keeping with the mansion's 

Alumni career 
services expand 

The Career Center has developed 
an extensive alumni career net- 
work for use by alumni and 

Through the network, alumni 
volunteers make themselves available 
for informational interviews with 
Boston College undergraduates and 
fellow alumni. The volunteers discuss 
their careers and job opportunities in 
their particular fields. 

Associate Director Jean Papalia in- 
dicates that alumni volunteers from 
all fields are needed in the Boston 
area, particularly those with careers in 
all aspects of communications, mar- 
keting, law, the arts, real estate, 
finance, and social services. 

Alumni career networks also have 
been launched in Washington, D.C., 
New York City, Chicago, Houston, 
Ohio, and Maine. Local alumni club 
leaders are in charge of these 

In addition, career networking 
nights will be held in New York, 
Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., 
in January. The events will be open 
to alumni and students who are in 
these cities during Christmas break. 

For further information on services 
available, or to volunteer for the net- 
work, please call Jean Papalia at 
(617) 552-3430. 


Stephen J. Griffin 
c/o Taylor 

652 Beechwood Ave. 
Lakeville, MA 02346 
(508) 947-3088 

Joseph E. Beaver 
1 1 Edmands Rd., #28 
Framingham, MA 01701 
(508) 877-2801 



EdmondJ. Murphy 
14 Temple St. 
Arlington, MA 02174 
(617) 646-1054 

Time by Jim Walsh, Sr. 

Time is surely changing. T'was but a year ago 

When in youth I met you and you spoke so 
soft and low. 

Time is surely changing. Now you are older 

Age has fallen on you; your youth has long 
been sown. 

Time is surely changing. Your brow is wrin- 
kling deep. 

Your hair is silvered white; your step is but to 

Time is surely changing. But let us change 
with it 

And resolve in all our thoughts to do our lit- 
tle bit. 
I am sorry to report the death of Jim Walsh, 
Sr., on April 19, in his 90th yr. He was buried 
from St. Francis of Assisi Church in Braintree. 
Eighteen Jesuits concelebrated the Mass with 
Jim's son, Fr. Jim Walsh, Jr., SJ, who gave the 
homily. Tony Saldarini, Jim's godson and son of 
Roger Saldarini, read one of Jim's poems. Dr. 
Joe Kennedy, Mary and Greg Ludovic, my wife 
Helen and your correspondent attended the 
Mass. Msgr. Charlie Hyland and Msgr. Mark 
Keohane each said a memorial Mass for his in- 
tentions. The sympathy of the class is extended 
to Jim's wife Louise, sons Fr. Jim and Bob, and 
sisters Nora and Mary.. .On May 20, Rev. Msgr. 
Mark H. Keohane celebrated a Mass of Thanks- 
giving at St. Bartholomew's Church in Needham 
(which he had built during his pastorate there) 
on the 60th anniv. of his ordination to the holy 
priesthood. Among those attending were Joe 
Kennedy, MD, Mary and Greg Ludovic, Helen 
and Frank Mooney, John Murphy, MD, and his 
chauffeur-grandson Doug Wilberding, my wife 
Helen and your correspondent. On this special 
occasion, Msgr. Keohane's classmates donated a 
sum of money to Mother M. Angelica of the 
Eternal Word Television Network (his favorite 
charity) and presented him with an absolutely 
beautiful calligraphic spiritual bouquet done by 
a cloistered nun of the Mother of God Monas- 
tery in W. Springfield... We are also sorry to re- 
port the July 1 death of John T. Maloney, 
brother of the late James F., William J., Bernard 
C. and Ralph B. and uncle of Mary Ellen,' of 
Natick, and Joanne Wright, of Salem. John, a 
former L Street Brownie, was a retired teacher 
in the Watertown and Boston "school systems. 
The sympathy of the class is extended to Mary 
Ellen and Joanne. ..Shortly after his 60th anniv. 
Mass, Mark sent me a card showing a duck in 
the water. Above the duck were the words 
"Trust Him" and below the duck were the 
words "But keep paddling." On the same note I 
will close in the usual manner. "Spread the faith 
— don't keep it." 


William E. O'Brien 
502 12th Ave. S. 
Naples, FL 33940 
(813) 262-0134 


Arthur J. Gorman, MD 
9 Captain Percival Rd. 
S. Yarmouth, MA 02664 
(508) 394-7700 

I am pleased to report that Henry Barry has 
recovered from a recent illness and is doing 
well...Al Zirpolo called me when he was in Bos- 
ton recently. He is in good health. Al and John 
Dooley visited Bill Cunningham and had a 
pleasant reunion. ..Charlie Schroeder is back in 
Plymouth after a long winter in Fla...l also had 
a phone call from Jim Farricy, who's feeling 
fine.. .It is my sad duty to report the sudden 
death of John Dooley on June 28. John was 
most loyal in support of the college and kept in 
constant touch with his classmates. Rev. Victor 
J. Donovan. CP, wrote in the Pilot that "John 
exemplified the principles he had learned at BC 
in the early '20s, summed up in the four letters 
A.M.D.G., 'To the greater glory of God'." fwill 
miss John very much both as a close friend and 
fount of class news. 


Joseph McKenney 
53 Fountain Lane, #1 
S.Weymouth, MA 02190 
(617) 335-0521 

We were saddened to hear of the death of Bill 
Gillen. He was a resident of Cranford, NJ, for 
many years until he moved to Lake Worth, FL. 
Bill and Paul were the only two brothers in the 
Class of '27. They were originally natives of the 
Pine Tree State. Bill was an outstanding debater 
and won the oratorical contest in his jr. 
year...F.X. Sullivan, our former class pres.,. lost 
his sister in June. She was a member of the Or- 
der of St. Joseph and had been a prof, at Regis. 
I chat with F.X.'s wife Mary in Squantum quite 
often. ..Most Rev. John W. Comer, MM, is still 
active in the affairs of Melrose...I met Jim Con- 
nors' wife at the birthday party of a mutual 
friend in June,. Jack Cronin is now living with 
his daughter in Tequesta, FL...Dr. Tim Lyons 
enjoys full retirement in Milton. 


Maurice J. Downey 
15 Dell Ave. 
Hyde Park, MA 02136 
(617) 361-0752 

It is almost next to impossible to keep track of 
Ruth and John Healey's cruising peregrina- 
tions. As proof, the following is a verbatim 
quote from a recently received postal card — 
"This year has been Hawaii in Jan., S. Amer. 
(Rio) in March and now Bermuda in June. We 
still have the Greek Islands to look forward to 
in Sept." On the Bermuda cruise they cele- 
brated their 7th wedding anniv. May this de- 
lightful couple continue to cruise far into the 
future. ..Ray Connolly called recently to relay 
the sad news that his good friend, former gov- 
ernmental colleague and our classmate, Larry 
Shea, died in late June at his home in Leheigh 
Acres, FL. He had been chair-bound for the 
past few years, but was otherwise functioning 
quite normally until the time of his death. The 
class offers its sincerest condolences to Larry's 
wife and family.. The Ray Connollys, who were 
once perennial Fla. sun-birds, have definitely 

decided that they will now remaiji in Scituate on 
a year-long basis. Both of them, so they tell me, 
are in good health and they send along their 
best wishes to all. ..Over the July 4th weekend, 
Fran and I visited Atty. John J. Kelly at Rest- 
haven in Hyannis. He was alert, though highly 
medicated, and most anxious to hear about class 
activities, especially about our grand 60th re- 
union which he had hoped to attend. Please say 
an occasional "Ave" for his recovery.. .Also, you' 
might say a prayer or two for the happy repose 
of the soul of John S. Dooley, brother of Owen 
Dooley and a fellow dir. of mine in the Boston 
school system, who died very suddenly in early- 
July. Jim Duffy, a long-time family friend, at- 
tended the funeral liturgy.. .Had a most enjoy- 
able chat with Mary and Ed Conley at a recent 
dinner function sponsored by the BC High Ma- 
jis Guild. Both are in fine fettle, but Ed no 
longer braves the frigid waters with the L Street 
Brownies as was his wont. ..Just a postscript on 
the late Dr. Bob Donovan. The loss to our class 
is beyond measure. Our comfort is in the glow- 
ing memory of a dedicated doctor and a de- 
voted husband and father, whose manifest attri- 
butes of honor, truth, fidelity and repeated 
kindnesses will serve as a model for us for the 
rest of our lives. ..Art Tuohy, I hear, underwent 
surgery recently and by now he has fully recov- 
ered. ..One personal note — my election to the 
presidency of our parish Conference of the St. 
Vincent de Paul Society took place in May.. .A 
last minute news item — today's newspaper 
(7/26) carries the sad news of the rather unex- 
pected death of Mary L'Ecuyer, Fred L'Ecuyer's 
charming wife. She was always an animated par- 
ticipant in all our class functions and certainly 
will be missed by all the '28ers. Please join me in 
extending our heartfelt sympathy to Fred, his 
two sons and numerous grandchildren. ..Do 
have a bountiful fall season. 


Robert T. Hughes 
3 Ridgeway Rd. 
Wellesley, MA 02181 

Our 60th anniv. is now history, but it was well 
celebrated and will be long remembered. Ap- 
proximately 30 members of the Class of '29 and 
their wives gathered on a bright sunny day at 
the Newton campus. At 10 a.m., a concelebrated 
memorial Mass for our deceased classmates was 
held at -the Chapel of The Most Blessed Trinity, 
with the cooperation of Fr. Fred Hobbs. Imme- 
diately after the service, our class picture was 
taken on the steps of the church. We then pro- 
ceeded to Putnam House, the newly renovated 
building dedicated to the use of the BC Alumni 
Assn. Cocktails and a reception ensued and it 
was a pleasure to have reunions with many fel- 
lows we hadn't seen in a long while. This was 
followed by a delicious full-course chicken din- 
ner. Pres. J. Donald Monan, SJ, joined us and 
stated that the luncheon was BC's way of con- 
gratulating us on our 60th anniv. He spoke of 
the great strides BC has made in becoming the 
largest Catholic university in Amer. Fr. Monan 
was also pleased to report that the BC develop- 
ment campaign, with a goal of collecting 
$125,000,000. is running ahead of schedule 
and, as of June 1, halfway through its 5-yr. du- 
ration, has already reached over $82,000,000 or 
65% of its goal. Father was pleased to inform us 


that the university is in a sound financial condi- 
tion and $73,000,000 of the amount collected 
will be used to endow funds that support fac- 
ulty, students, programs and facilities. Many of 
our classmates, who were unable to attend due 
to poor health, distance, or prior commitments, 
sent letters and telegrams and wished to be re- 
membered to all. Class pres. Jim Riley and the 
Alumni Office are to be congratulated for han- 
dling the many details that contributed to the 
success of the occasion. ..John Hurley '30 tele- 
phoned to say that he met Gene McLaughlin 
last winter in W. Palm Beach, FL. Gene has 
been suffering with a bad back and has been in 
and out of the hospital several times. He regrets 
he was unable to be with us at the reunion and 
wants to be remembered to all his class- 
mates. ..Jim Riley and his good wife Alice are 
making their annual pilgrimage to Manchester, 
VT, for a well deserved vacation... I dropped in 
to see Leo O'Keefe, SJ, at Campion Hall in 
Weston. He is bearing up well and wishes to be . 
remembered to alL.Barr Dolan is his old peppy 
self and keeps in good shape playing golf in 
Hyannisporu.Leo Donahue looks well and con- 
tinues to bring honor to the class by serving on 
community boards and charitable enter- 
prises. ..BC now has excellent facilities for all 
sports. Why not plan to attend some of the 
games! Let me hear from some of you — your 
classmates will appreciate it.. Ad Mdjorem Dei 


John W. Haverty 
1960 Commonwealth Ave. 
Brighton, MA 02135 
(617) 254-9248 

Our second "Hull Hullabaloo" was held June 3 
at Ultan McCabe's summer home overlooking 
Boston Harbor on one of those "what is so rare 
as?" days that brighten our New Eng. summer. 
After the Mass for our deceased, the class mem- 
bers and their guests spent the afternoon eat- 
ing, drinking and reminiscing. Some plans were 
discussed about a trip to Bermuda for our 60th, 
but nothing was formalized. Details, when defi- 
nite, will be announced to the class. Those at- 
tending included Hazel and Dave Hockman, 
Margaret and John Haverty, Dave Hunter and 
daughter Mary. John Hurley, Mary and Al 
McCarthy, Kay and Bill Mulcahy, Dan O'Con- 
nell and granddaughter, Many and Tom Per- 
kins, Garrett Sullivan, recently retired from 
medical practice, and wife Rosemary, Tom 
Walsh. Jim Reagan and his two daughters, Bill 
Tracy, wife Dorothy and son Rick. Alice and 
Nick Wells, Mary Grandfield, Helen Horrigan, 
and Flora Kelly.. Jim Reagan's granddaughter, 
we learned, is a member of the Class of '89. Her 
mother Elizabeth is a member of the Class of 
'63. Three generations of BCers in the Reagan 
family!. ..Among those who sent their regrets 
were Frank Greco and Henry Delany. Mary 
and Frank Higgins reported that Frank was ail- 
ing and could not attend. Don Robinson 
planned to attend but was waylaid by a bad 
cold. Mary Convery sent in an acceptance but 
was similarly stricken. ..I hear regularly from 
John Callahan, whose address is 8775 20th St.. 
#486, Vero Beach, FL 32966. He would like to 
hear from you. ..Bill Cahill reports regularly on 
the Lowell contingent.. .Fr. Vic Donovan, CP, 
had a letter in the July 21 Pilot eulogizing John 
Dooley '26. John's late wife Ann Culhane re- 
ceived her BC degree in '30. 


Thomas W. Crosby 
64 St. Theresa Ave. 
W. Roxbury, MA 02132 
(617) 327-7080 

On June 2 at 1 1:30 a.m., while the class was at- 
tending our annual memorial Mass at Newton 
Chapel, the funeral of esteemed class pres. Ted 
Cass was in progress. His Mass was celebrated 
at St. Patrick's Church in Wareham. The class 
extends its sympathy and prayers to Ted's wife 
Joan, to his daughter, June O'Leary, and to his 
sons, Leo, Paul, Ted and NeaL.Fr. Frank Mee- 
han concelebrated our memorial Mass with Frs. 
Bill Donlan and Peter Hart. Fr. Median's hom- 
ily reverently memorialized our departed class- 
mates and, due to the unusual coincidence of 
the funeral being held for Ted at the same 
time, the homily expressed the feelings of affec- 
tion and high regard we all held for our affable 
pres. Ted retired as an investigator for the 
Dept. of Immigration and Naturalization, after 
serving 34 yrs. In '56, he was assigned to special 
duty dealing with the refugee problems arising 
out of the Hungarian revolt against commu- 
nism. ..We also sadly report the deaths of Ed 
Guning, Ed Lahey and John Gross and we ex- 
tend our condolences to Teresa, the surviving 
wife of Ed Guning, and to the families of both 
Ed Lahey and John. ..Following the memorial 
Mass, the class convened at Putnam House for a 
reception and luncheon. As usual, it was a most 
enjoyable and pleasant occasion with more than 
40 in attendance. The loss of Ted made it nec- 
essary to consider the matter of the election of 
new class officers. After a spirited campaign, in- 
cluding a discussion of PAC funds, two party 
system, etc., your correspondent, Tom W. 
Crosby, was elected pres. and Fr. Bill Donlan. 
treas. May we be worthy of the trust imposed 
upon us. A motion was made that our annual 
memorial Mass and luncheon be held each year 
within a week or so following commence- 
ment. ..Again, may your scribe anticipate receiv- 
ing information, either by mail or telephone, to 
assist him in making this column more interest- 


John P. Connor 
24 Crestwood Circle 
Norwood, MA 02062 
(617) 762-6377 

The prayers of the class are requested for the 
soul of Hugh Bonner, who died last July in Cin- 
cinnati, OH.' He left five children and nine 
grandchildren. Hugh was a flight surgeon in 
WWII and graduated from Magill Med. School. 
He retired as the chief surgeon of a Cincinnati 
hosp. Hugh also worked at one time as an in- 
dustrial medical specialist... We offer our con- 
dolences to Gerry Hern, whose brother John 
died in June.. .Sorry to report that Jim Heggie is 
laid tip after a recent stroke and is confined to 
Holywell Health Care Center, 975 N. Main St., 
Randolph. Jim will be glad to hear from old 
classmates. ..Peter Quinn and wife Nancy enter- 
tained their daughter and granddaughter from 
Beaufort, SC, this summer.. .Fr. Fred Minigan 
celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving May 7 in N. 
Andover in honor of the 50th anniv. of his or- 
dination. ..Old reliable Col. Joe Hernon writes 
that he is contributing his personal chemical 
warfare service memoirs and official WWII doc- 
uments to the U.S. Army Military History Insti- 

tute.. .Chris Nugent recently called from Sara- 
sota, FL, where he is retired and doing 
voluntary work for the municipal library.. .The 
board of dirs. of the Catholic Actors Guild of 
Amer. recently honored Ed Herlihy at the Plaza 
Hotel, bestowing him with the "St. Genesius 
Award." The following night, he was honored 
by the Dutch Treat Club at their annual dinner 
at the Plaza Hotel, where he received the "Man 
of the Year Gold Medal"... I am proud to an- 
nounce that my second grandson, John T. Con- 
nor, entered the Heights in Sept. 


Richard A. McGivern 
334 Sea St. 
Quincy, MA 02169 

With regret we report the deaths of two class- 
mates. John Tellier passed away on April 24. 
John went directly from BC to Salem H.S., 
where he taught English and speech. ..Bill Baker 
died May 24. He had been an engineer for the 
New Eng. Tel. Co. and was an avid BC fan. For 
years he led a large delegation of season ticket 
holders to the football games. Bill leaves a 
daughter and two sons. ..Dr. Tom McCarthy's 
wife Kathleen passed away after a long ill- 
ness.. .Frank DeFreitis retired from Boston Edi- 
son after 34 yrs. He and wife Doris have three 
children and live in Hudson. ..Fred Cassidy re- 
tired from the chemistry dept. of Seton Hall. 
He lives in Silver Springs, MD.John Brougham 
and wife Patricia are in Nantucket, as usual. 
Their return to Cambridge is a sure sign that 
winter is coming.. .Charlie Quinn telephoned 
from Miami, FL. to report that he and Beth cel- 
ebrated their 50th wedding anniv. at Cape Cod. 
Charlie has opened an office in Miami. His two 
daughters live in Miami and Col. ..Dick Mc- 
Givern and wife Anne celebrated their 50th on 
July 1 at a Mass and gathering of about 75 peo- 
ple, given by daughter Mary Bell. ..Dr. Frank 
Walsh and wife Mary alternate between W. 
Roxbury and the Cape. They have a large fam- 
ily. Daughter Marian is the state rep from W. 
Roxbury.. Tubber Brennan's daughter Kathleen 
McMenimen '66 is the new VP/pres. -elect of the 
Alumni board of dirs. Her credentials are very 
impressive. Her brother, John Healy Brennan, 
graduated in '71. ..Fr. Charlie Donovan gave a 
talk to returning alumni last May on the history 
of the college.. .Fr. Paul Ruttle has retired to BC 
High, where he taught for many years. ..It was 
rumored that Charlie Stiles and wife Evelyn 
were coming from Fla. for their grandson's 
graduation from BC High. Did anyone hear 
from them?. ..That nebulous consortium, the 
class committee, is trying to work out a date for 
a get-together that will catch both the summer 
and winter vacationers. ..We have just received 
word that George Crimmins, of Watertown, 
died July 15 after a long illness. He had been a 
postal carrier for many years. George leaves his 
wife Mary, a son, and a daughter. 


John F.P. McCarthy 
188 Dent St, 
Boston, MA 02132 
(617) 323-6234 

In the midst of a July heat wave, we are gather- 
ing together all the news about fellow members 
of '34. Because there is much to bring to your 
attention and since space is at a premium, I am 


forced to curtail my comments. Nevertheless, I 
will try to bring you up to date on all the news 
of the Class of '34. ..On March 7, James Corri- 
den, of Holyoke, died, and, on March 27, 
Thomas Sheehan was fatally injured in a vehicle 
accident. Let us all remember these men in our 
prayers. ..The following classmates are on our 
sick list: Anthony Marc Lewis, Thomas A. 
Blake, Patrick B. Ford and Leo H. Nor- 
ton. ..Now on to the social life of the Class of 
'34. ..Early in '88, we began to consider what we 
would do to mark our 55th as BC alumni. After 
much consideration, it was decided to have a 
four-day get-together at the Sea Crest in Fal- 
mouth on the Cape. The plans were enthusiasti- 
cally received and our response was excellent. 
About 80 members and guests attended. Among 
those in attendance were the following who 
came from a distance: Ike Ezmunt, from Fla., 
Jim Mullin, from Cal., and Bob Hurley from 
Penn...Upon our return, we were advised by the 
Alumni Office that we were to be the guests of 
alma mater at a luncheon honoring us as mem- 
bers from one of the classes marking a five-yr. 
cycle. This gathering was like putting icing on 
the cake. Toward the close, we were honored to 
have Fr. Monan join and welcome us to the 
newly renovated facilities on the Newton cam- 
pus. This was an eye-opener for those who had 
not been around for some time. ..Tom Sullivan 
and I would like to express our appreciation for 
the cooperation received from so many. It 
served to enhance the pleasant time enjoyed by 
all. Let us all continue the great spirit which the 
Class of '34 has always shown. Send us news 
about yourselves so we can keep in touch... In 
brief, other news to be noted: On May 21, 
Msgr. John D. Day celebrated his 50th at Most 
Precious Blood in Hyde Park. ..On May 3, Rev. 
Msgr. Russell H. Davis celebrated his 50 yrs. as 
a priest and retired from St. Paul's in Welles- 
ley.. .Rev. Charles E. Anadore, from St. Barbar- 
a's in Woburn, also completed 50 yrs. of service 
to the church. ..And on the day of the luncheon, 
I discovered that Rev. George J. Williams was 
also marking his 50th yr. of holy priest- 
hood. ..May we all thank the good Lord for 
blessing our class. At the height of our member- 
ship, we had 42 classmates who were serving the 
Lord. I am pleased to note that we can boast 
that 20 of them are still with us, a record never 
matched by any other class in the history of the 


Daniel G. Holland, Esq. 
164 Elgin St. 
Newton, MA 02159 
(617) 332-0936 

West Coast informants report that at the awards 
ceremony of the graduating class of St. Francis 
H.S., Sacramento, CA, Anna Murphy, daughter 
of Sue and David Murphy and granddaughter 
of Bettejo and Jack Murphy, received the award 
for being the outstanding scholar and athlete in 
the sr. class. In the fall she will continue her ed- 
ucation at the Univ. of Santa Clara, from which 
her parents graduated. ..In April, the BC Librar- 
ies mounted an exhibit in the John J. Burns Li- 
brary, featuring materials on Jewish law, reli- 
gion, customs, ceremony and travel, mostly 
from the university's Nicholas Williams collec- 
tion. A reception was held at the library mark- 
ing the formal opening of the exhibit. Among 
the distinguished guests was Alfons Cardinal 

Stickler, SDB, librarian and archivist emeritus of 
the Holy Roman Church. After the reception, 
those in attendance were invited to the Harvard 
Semitic Museum to view the celebrated exhibit, 
"A Visual Testimony: Judaica from the Vatican 
Library." Fr. Carney Gavin, PhD, a BC grad and 
curator of the museum, introduced the exhibit. 
Anne and Milton Borenstein were on hand for 
the event and Milt was most helpful in translat- 
ing Hebrew and Yiddish inscriptions. ..After 43 
yrs. of medical practice, Dr. James F. Mc- 
Donough has retired. A retirement celebration 
was held in his honor at the Winchester Coun- 
try Club for the benefit of "The James F. Mc- 
Donough, MD, Endowment Fund" at Winches- 
ter Hosp., established to further programs and 
services at the hospital's childbirth center. 
Among classmates attending were John Griffin, 
Dr. Joe Riley and Ed Sullivan. ..Sad to report 
the sudden death on July 18 of loyal classmate 
Capt. Anthony J. DeVico, JAGC, USN (Ret.). A 
triple eagle, Tony was commissioned in the 
Navy shortly after completing law school and 
served honorably in important positions, ashore 
and afloat, including asst. judge advocate gen., 
USN, judge, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 
and CO., Navy College for Lawyers. After re- 
tiring from the Navy, Tony served as dir. of ca- 
reer planning and placement at Suffolk Law 
and later as adjunct prof, of law. He also con- 
sulted in military and civil criminal matters. A 
contingent of USN enlisted personnel, under 
the command of two sr. officers, acted as pall- 
bearers and honor guard at Tony's funeral ser- 
vices at St. Anthony's Church in Somerville. He 
was buried with military honors at the Natl. 
Cemetery at Bourne. To Tony's wife Ida, who 
participated in class functions with him, daugh- 
ter Marie Anne, son Anthony, Jr., and other 
family members, we extend our deepest sympa- 


Joseph P. Keating 
24 High St. - 
Natick, MA 01760 
(508) 653-4902 

The annual "Thomas Henry and Frances Lucy 
Mahoney Memorial History Prize" for '89 was 
presented to Scott Busconi, a graduating BC sr. 
The prize was established by Tom Mahoney and 
his brother, Fr. Leonard Mahoney, SJ, in mem- 
ory of their parents. ..Pres. Bob O'Hayre again 
held the annual class golf date in July. He also 
hosted the luncheon at the Hatherly Country 
Club in Scituate. Those attending included Tip 
O'Neill, Tom Mahoney, Charlie Sampson, Tom 
Sherman, Ed Hart, Jocko and Tom Killion, Moe 
Parker and Jack McLaughlin. Tip provided the 
refreshments at the 19th hole and reminisced of 
his days in Wash. He was also at the Baseball 
Hall of Fame in July to see Yaz inducted. Char- 
lie Sampson, after his retirement to the Cape, 
was very active in local civic organizations, in- 
cluding five yrs. of service as chairman of the 
Golf Commission for the Town of Dennis, 
doing what comes naturally, so to 
speak. ..Brendon Shea had a heart attack in late 
May and bypass surgery in July. I am happy to 
say he now is doing very well. Hurry and get 
back 100%, Bren, We need you to run our an- 
nual dinner or luncheon. ..The prayers and sym- 
pathy of the class are extended to the sister of 
Fr. Bob McDonnell, SJ, who died in April. Fr. 
Bob was a retired physics prof, at Holy 
Cross... A quick update on a few classmates: 

John Dinapoli is retired and living in Newport, 
Rl; Bill McConner is enjoying retirement at 
Rye Beach, NH; Al Rosen, a lawyer for years in 
Fla., is now living in Palm Beach; and John 
Kilderry, now retired from the Fed. Reserve 
Bank in Boston, lives in Waltham. 


Angelo A. DiMattia 
82 Perthshire Rd. 
Brighton, MA 02135 
(617) 782-3078 

The class regretfully announces the passing of 
four classmates who were called to their eternal 
reward. Edward J. Phillips passed away on 
April 28, after a long illness. He was a member 
of the exec, board of our class. We extend to 
Ed's wife Mary and their three children, Diane 
Smith, Donna Higgins, and Rev. Edward, Jr., a 
Maryknoll priest in Africa, our deepest sympa- 
thy. It was my privilege to attend the funeral 
Mass celebrated by Ed's son and many Mary- 
knoll priests... I am grateful to Dr. Mike Frasca 
for informing me that Dr. Francis C. Kane, of 
Laguna Hills, CA, passed away on May 1. Frank 
had retired from the Gates Med. Ctr. in Denver, 
CO, and moved to Cal. for a warmer climate. 
We extend our condolences to his wife Lorraine 
and their four children. ..James P.Jordan died 
on May 6. He had retired from the Brookline 
public schools in '78 and took up residence in S. 
Yarmouth. James was an English teacher, as 
well as the varsity baseball coach, and also 
found time to be the dir. of adult ed. for the 
Town of Brookline. We extend to his son 
James, Jr., and daughter Catherine Barthelmes 
our sincere sympathy. James was a wid- 
ower.. .Alexander Pszenny passed away on July 
18. He was the capt. of the football team under 
Gil Dobie. Alex taught in the Lynn public 
schools for many years. After retiring, he 
started to repair boats as a hobby. We extend to 
his wife Sophie and his son. Dr. Alexander, Jr., 
of Miami, FL, our sincerest regrets. ..May the 
clergy of our class remember our deceased 
classmates in their Masses and let us all remem- 
ber them in our prayers... A belated news item 
— we are proud of Leo Coveney, who was 
electee! pres. of the BC Club of Cape Cod. 
From the info I have been getting, he is doing a 
remarkable job. ..We are also very proud of 
James Doherty for being honored by the Town 
of Andover as "Man of the Year." His lovely 
wife Sheila and their five children were at the 
ceremony, as well as George Curtin and wife 
Anne. I am grateful to George for supplying 
me with all the information.. .Having recently 
met John Feeney, John Bonner informed me 
that John's wife, Nora Feeney, passed away over 
a year ago. We are very sorry to hear this. John 
Feeney himself has had long hospital stays but is 
now recuperating. As often as possible, he tries 
to see Msgr. Bob Sennott, who now has taken 
up residence in Scituate. ..We hope at this writ- 
ing that Jim Berry and Dr. Mike Frasca are on 
the road to a good and quick recovery from 
their recent medical problems. ..Sorry to report 
that Lucille Doherty had to undergo surgery, 
but according to Bill Doherty, who had to do 
all the household chores, she is now on the road 
to recovery.. .Msgr. John Keilty took a trip to 
sunny Italy in June and has been invited to 
spend a week in Korea in Oct. In Aug. he trav- 
eled to Ireland to officiate at the marriage of 
still another cousin. The class always wonders 
how many cousins Msgr. Johnny has in the Old 


Sod. His hair is still all black, but he won't di- 
vulge the secret... I had a surprise visit from Fr. 
John McCabe, who came from Cal. to visit his 
family in this area. We reminisced about the old 
school days and Julia and I enjoyed a nice 
chicken dinner with him. Fr. John couldn't help 
exclaiming, "What, no pasta?" He was also inter- 
ested in the eye surgery which I had on June 19 
for glaucoma, cataract and an implant. Thank- 
fully, everything seems to be going okay. 
Thanks to Eric Stenholm for his many calls 
during my recuperation and to the many class- 
mates who sent letters. ..The class is enthused 
about its two reunions — one last June at Fal- 
mouth and one in Maine in Oct... Bill Doherty 
had another successful reunion in Falmouth 
the second weekend in June. Even though the 
weather prevented the golfers from having their 
contest, all had a good time. Present were the 
Bonners, Crimmings, Curtins, Bill Dohertys, 
James Dohertys, Rita Ford, the Glynns, Alice 
Lavin, the McCabes, Murrays, Sheerins, 
O'Haras and Dick Trum. Betty and Bill Cos- 
tello, who have their own condo in Falmouth, 
paid a visit to the gang...l believe that all class- 
mates should read the following to their chil- 
dren and grandchildren for its inspiration. Pat- 
rick Vincent Keough, son of Vincent Keough, 
Jr., and grandson of our own late Vincent 
Keough, Sr., dedicated the last Shriners game in 
June to his grandfather by playing with a pic- 
ture of his granddad in his helmet. He was the 
outstanding defensive player for the south team 
and was excellent in the interview after the 
game. I am certain that we have not seen the 
last of this young man's football ability. 
Wouldn't it be great for him to play for his 
grandfather's old alma maler in the future? I am 
sure that our Vinny was watching him from his 
celestial side line seat in heaven. I received a 
lovely note from Vinnie's widow Ruth, who, of 
course, was proud of her grandson. It's marvel- 
ous how this young man showed such love and 
admiration for his granddad. We all wish him 
well...I also had an unexpected call from Fr. 
Myer Tobey, who apologized for not being with 
us for our 50th. He was away on sabbatical in 
Israel for two yrs. Fr. Myer is now writing about 
his trip. He also explained that he has had some 
medical problems. Fr. Myer's new address is 
4408 La Plata Ave., Apt. C, Baltimore, MD 
2121 1. He expects to join us at a future reunion 
and is most anxious to see some photos of our 


Thomas F. True, Jr. 

37 Pomfret St. 

W. Roxbury, MA 02132 


Boston residents are asked to support the re- 
election bid of Michael McCormack to the Bos- 
ton City Council. Mike is the son of the late Ed- 
gar McCormack. ..Dr. Ed Ryan, of Trinidad, 
CA, is a charter board member of the Amer. 
Acad, of Family Practice. He is also founder 
and pres. of a group encouraging medical relief 
in Haiti. ..Col. John Short has retired from the 
U.S. Army and is living in Wollaston.. .Eustace 
Scannell is on the faculty of Lucerne County 
Community Coll. in Nanticoke, PA...A1 Keliher 
reports that he is "just an old guy resting on the 
laurels of his six children — plus his wife Vir- 
ginia".. John Tidgewell has retired from Ana- 
conda Wire & Cable Co. in Anderson, IN...Fr. 

Ed King, retired pastor of Our Lady Help of 
Christians Church in Concord, is living at the 
Cushing Residence in Hanover.. .My son John 
was married June 4 to Kristine Olsen '83 at St. 
Ignatius Church. Fr. Gil Phinn, another BC 
alumnus, performed the ceremony.. .Dr. Fred 
Landrigan has eight nieces and nephews who 
are BC grads...Tom Guide has retired as an ad- 
juster for the Continental Ins. Co. ..Our sympa- 
thy is offered to the family of Francis E. Sulli- 
van on his recent death. A resident of Natick 
for 35 yrs., Frank had served as town counsel 
and on town committees. 


William E. McCarthy 
39 Fairway Dr. 
W. Newton, MA 02165 
(617) 332-5196 

Now that our very successful 50th reunion is 
history, having ended with commencement on 
Monday, May 22, with class pres. Charlie Mur- 
phy as honorary chief marshall, we will get back 
to normal. ..Received a nice letter from Dan 
Keyes, our 50th gift chairman, who reported 
that he is delighted to tell one and ail that, 
when the bell tolled at the end of the campaign, 
we had accumulated the sum total of 
$194, 776. ..After the reunion festivities, Mary 
and Arthur Sullivan took off on a trip to the 
Scandinavian countries, with a side trip to Rus- 
sia. ..Dick Cummings, owner of U.S. Tympanite 
in Dedham, and his wife Alice have two daugh- 
ters, Sheila and Christine. ..Dr. Saul Davis, who 
graduated from Middlesex Med. School, has 
been practicing medicine in Brockton for over 
40 yrs. Saul has two sons, Bruce and Russell, 
who help dad run the Davis Med. Group in 
Boston and Providence. ..Henry Valade resides 
in Royal Oak, MI. After having received a mas- 
ter's in ed. from Wayne Univ. in Detroit, Henry 
spent 30 yrs. in public ed. as a teacher, jr. high 
principal and supt., all in Mich. He also spent 
10 yrs. as ed. consultant to the Mich. Senate, 
House and Dept. of Ed. Henry and wife Helen 
have two daughters, Maureen and Marjorie, 
and two sons, Richard and Dennis, as well as 10 
grandchildren. ..Martin Henneberry, of Lexing- 
ton, who is a retired budget officer with the fed. 
govt., has two sons, Edward and John, who 
graduated from BC, and a grandson, Edward, 
who will graduate in '91. ..Bob Fee, who worked 
for the SBA in Calaveras County, CA, and his 
wife Merna have a daughter, Catherine, and 
four sons, Stephen, Robert, David and Pe- 
ter.. .Sorry to report the passing of Ralph 
Worth, of Hartford, CT, who was a teacher and 
a coach at Hartford H.S...Also sorry to report 
the passing of Arthur Allan, of Newport, RI, a 
retired police lieutenant. After retirement, he 
was athletic dir. at Vernon Court Jr. Coll. and 
was later honored by having a sports field at the 
college named after him. Arthur and his late 
wife Mary are survived by two sons, Arthur, of 
Newport, and Edward, of Portsmouth, and four 
grandchildren. Pete Kerr will send the spiritual 


John F. McLaughlin 
24 Hayward Rd. 
Acton, MA 01720 
(508) 263-5210 

strated itself again and his committee is moving 
into a year of splendid reunion activity . Some 
events are traditional, and for planning pur- 
poses, they are: Laetare Sunday Alumni Com- 
munion Breakfast, March 25, and the memorial 
Mass for our deceased classmates, May 19. 
Please note that the Mass will be celebrated on 
Sat. and not on Ascension Thurs., which post- 
dates Alumni Weekend. ..Tom Ford filed an 
obituary note about Walter West...Fr. Paul Nash 
received a plaque from classmates commemorat- 
ing his 50 yrs. as a Jesuit. ..Two of Tony Gian- 
greco's grandchildren attended our memorial 
Mass. ..Ruth Morrissey sent a note about Marge 
White's problem with heart medica- 
tion. ..Maureen and John McLaughlin are grate- 
ful for Jim Burke's thank-you letter.. .Gerry 
Twomey expressed his concern about Mc- 
Laughlin's well-being.. .Lucille McCarthy asked 
for Bill McGlone's address.. .Bob Henderson is 
retired and still living in Lynn. ..Leo Brogan 
sends his best wishes. ..Owen Hillberg is on the 
mend. ..Rev. Frank Cosgrove reports that his 
wife Irene's therapy makes extended travel dif- 
ficult. ..Vin Nasca is ever faithful about writing. 
He has five grandchildren. ..Joe Groden called 
in from Squam Lake. He, Louise, the McGees 
and Ruth Morrissey were visiting the Tom Duf- 
feys... Please remember Bill Conlon, Irving Le- 
tant and Walter West in your prayers. 


Richard B. Daley 
160 Old Billerica Rd. 
Bedford, MA 01730 
(617) 275-7651 

Our 50th anniv. celebration is officially under 
way. Bill Joy's organizational talent has demon- 

A letter from Jack Mulroy reveals that he is in 
his 26th yr. as a stock broker with Sherman 
Lehman Bros, in Newport Beach, CA, where he 
also lives. Jack has passed on his love of music; 
son John is a composer. Daughter Juliana 
teaches botany at Dennison Univ. in Ohio and 
daughter Katie lives in Yardley, PA.. .A note 
from Fr. Jim Radochia, who is at St. Rita's 
Church in Haverhill, informed me that Mario 
Guarcello passed away in Fairfield, CT...Also to 
be remembered in your prayers is John Hurley. 
He was a teacher in the Cambridge school sys- 
tem for 30 yrs. ..Willis Saulnier was recently 
feted on his 25 yrs. of teaching at NU. He 
teaches at Univ. Coll. Willis retired from Ray- 
theon Corp., where he was mgr. of training and 
development. He has also taught at BC, BU, 
and the Natl. Conference of Christians and 
Jews. ..The late Alex Lukachik has been nomi- 
nated and endorsed for the Varsity Club's Hall 
of Fame. The induction will be on Sept. 8 at the 
Conte Forum. It should be a great reunion and 
a proud moment for brother Harry. 


Ernest J. Handy, Esq. 
215 LaGrange St. 
W. Roxbury, MA 02132 
(617) 323-6326 

Though retired from private practice in general 
surgery, Harry Nash is now practicing medicine 
in the industrial field. ..Frank Driscoll recendy 
announced his retirement from private business. 
He and Marie celebrated with a trip to Hawaii. 
Frank will now concentrate on his golf.. .At a re- 
cent class committee meeting, it was unani- 
mously voted to include in our 50th a night at 


the Robsham Theater. The committee is willing 
and anxious to help but needs a chairman. Any 
volunteers?...I met Terry Geoghan and his wife 
Virginia at the BC Dramatic Club's superb per- 
formance of The King and I on April 20. It was 
truly an excellent production. ..Those of us who 
partook were disappointed in the demise of the 
Annual Alumni Golf Tournament. Hopefully, it 
will be revived in time to be a part of our 50th. 
It has been suggested that the Class of '42 par- 
ticipants, viz., Amby Claus, Frank Dever, Phi! 
GUI, Jack Hart, Connie Pappas-Jameson, Tom 
Kenney. a loyal member of our group who re- 
cently retired, and yours truly meet at a local 
golf club sometime soon. We need one addi- 
tional patient duffer to round out the two four- 
somes. Frank Dever has agreed to make all ar- 
rangements. ..Congratulations to Helen and Jim 
Stanton who, on April 19, celebrated their 45th 
wedding anniv. Also celebrating their 45th re- 
cently were Joan and John McMahon. On Feb. 
7, Marjorie and Gerry Joyce celebrated their 
40th. Twenty-two yrs. ago, on July 5, Margaret 
and Louis Kuc were joined in marriage. Again, 
congratulations to all. ..It seems "like only yester- 
day," yet it was on May 20, 1968, that Paul Har- 
rington, with John McGHlicuddy as an usher, 
was invested as a Prothonotary Apostolic by 
Cardinal Cushing. It was a beautiful and im- 
pressive ceremony.. .The May 14 issue of the 
Boston Globe carried a full-page story about the 
heroics of Bob Muse during a counterattack on 
May 4, 1945, by Japanese forces on Okinawa, 
during what has been described as the bloodiest 
battle of the Pacific Campaign in WWII. Bob, a 
Marine pilot, earned the respect of the men of 
the destroyer USS Henry A. Wiley by shooting 
down a Japanese torpedo plane as it made its 
suicide run on the Wiley. His heroics are magni- 
fied by the fact that Bob was under fire by our 
own naval craft. Anyone desiring to read the 
entire article may obtain a copy by contacting 
me.. .On July 8, my wife and I met John Mc- 
GHlicuddy and his lovely wife Roberta while 
out to dinner. John is fully retired and spends a 
good deal of time lowering his golf handi- 
cap. ..We are now looking forward to a wonder- 
ful summer on the Cape. As in the past, we 
hope to enjoy the company of Frank Dever, 
Jack Hart, their respective wives and such oth- 
ers as may visit. ..As I understand it, this article 
will not appear until the fall issue scheduled for 
distribution late in October, but hopefully be- 
fore the BC/Louisville game on Nov. 18, which 
closes out the BC home season. The welcome 
mat will be out for all to join us on the Blue 
Chips parking lot for a bit of socializing before 
and after the game. We'll be there until the sup- 
ply runs dry. If anyone would like to combine 
efforts for an expanded gathering, please con- 
tact me.. .Finally, to each of you, my sincerest 
wishes for a very happy and holy Christmas fol- 
lowed by a 1990 filled with joy and good health. 


Thomas O'C. Murray 
14 Churchill Rd. 
W. Roxbury, MA 02132 
(617) 323-8571 

The class extends its sincere sympathies to wife 
Eileen and other family members of John Gart- 
land, of Somerville, who died in April; to wife 
Ann and the family of Dr. Tom Conroy, of New 

Hamp., who also died in April; to wife Jeanne 
and the family of Paul Brosnan, of Ponte 
Vedra, FL, who died in March after a long ill- 
ness; to Judge John McNaught on the death of 
his wife Beatrice in June; and finally to Ed Cal- 
lahan on the death of his sister, Sr. Mary Imma- 
culata Callahan, FCSCJ, in July.. .The class ex- 
tends its thanks to Eddie O'Connor for his fine 
work in chairing the class theater party held in 
April at the Robsham Theater on campus. The 
student production of The King and I was made 
even more enjoyable since the role of Anna was 
played in excellent fashion by Paula Blute '89, 
daughter of Anne Marie and Dr. Bob 
Blute. ..Once again, the class also thanks Jim 
Harvey for his fine work in chairing our annual 
golf day at Sandy Burr. Despite the horrible 
rainy day, which shortened the play for the ma- 
jority of golfers, Joe Finnegan was awarded the 
"Wet Cross Prize" for finishing with an 81. We 
are investigating courses on the Cape for a pos- 
sible fall date; more data will be forthcoming. 
Other brave souls who participated in the rain 
were Tom Kennedy, Jim Connolly, Bob Butler 
and his brother Bill '49, Ed Lambert, Ray Sisk, 
Duke Dailey, Andy Carnegie, Bob Galligan, 
Tom Murray, John Logue, Henry Ducey, Jack 
Hayes, John Foynes, Frank Richards, Eddie 
O'Connor, Bill Power, Bill McGrath, George 
Bray and Hank Trainor. Our thanks also to Ed 
Moloney for his extra support of this 
event. ..Some notes gathered from here and 
there. ..Eleanor and Sam Church's granddaugh- 
ter Debbie has been named a Benjamin Frank- 
lin Scholar at the Univ. of Penn...In a note from 
El Paso, TX, Dr. Bill MacDonald tells us how 
much he enjoyed meeting old friends at the 
45th and is looking forward to our 50th!.. Jim 
Duane reports that he is moving from Manala- 
pan, FL, across the state to Naples in Sept... 
Serving on the advisory committee for the Vet- 
erans Memorial Park in City Sq. is Walter Gre- 
aney, the former Natl. Cmdr. of the DAV...One 
of our now retired FBI agents, Tom Manning, 
serves as an assoc. dir. of Boston's Museum of 
Fine Arts... Received an interesting note this past 
May from Dot and Dan Healy, who reported on 
their trip to Ireland in connection with the BC/ 
Army game, where they met Mary and Ed 
McEnroe and Bernadette and John Corbett... 
During half-time of the BC/Pitt game on 
Sept. 9, Harry Lukachick accepted brother Al- 
ex's memorial induction into the Athletic Hall 
of Fame. Harry is still associated with Paine 
Webber and does a daily market report on 
WICC in Fairfield, CT... Please keep your corre- 
spondent up to date with YOUR class notes. 
One final reminder, your class dues ($25) are 
now payable. 


James F. McSoriey, Jr. 
1204 Washington St. 
N. Abington, MA 02351 
(617) 878-3008 

Jim Edgeworth is in a nursing home in Hous- 
ton, TX. A year ago he had quintuple bypass 
open heart surgery and six wks. later he had a 
stroke which left him greatly incapacitated. The 
nursing home is near Jim's son's home in Hous- 
ton. We all remember Jim's hockey playing. In 
Nov. of '87, he was inducted into BC High's 
Sports Hall of Fame and in Feb. of '88, he suf- 

fered the loss of his wife Anne. Jim's address is 
Room 503, Vess Wood, 815 South Vess, Hous- 
ton, TX 77059. ..Walt Fitzgerald continues to 
enjoy his retirement. He still attends BC sports 
events and is active in the Ouimet Scholarship 
Fund. ..Congratulations to Paul Burns, who was 
recently awarded a life membership in the Fel- 
lows of the Mass. Bar Foundation in honor of 
his dedication to the welfare of the community. 
Paul has just completed a 10-yr. pledge to fol- 
low the foundation's precepts of furthering the 
justice of the underprivileged who cannot af- 
ford legal fees but require representation. The 
foundation membership is limited to 2% of 
those admitted to the Bar. Paul received his JD 
from BC in '49 and began to practice in Boston 
in '50. He now commutes between his Nan- 
tucket home and his State St. office, where his 
practice includes probate and criminal court 
cases. Paul also serves on Mass. Bar Assn. edu- 
cation panels. ..Afer 37 yrs. of service, Phil 
O'Connell retired in '84 from the New Eng. 
Tel. Co., where he was a mgr. He is enjoying 
his retirement. Phil is currently interested in ge- 
nealogy and visited Ireland in Aug. to look fur- 
ther into his family history. Phil, who had a tri- 
ple bypass in '86, lives in Framingham with his 
wife Betty. They have three daughters, one son 
and 12 grandchildren, including two sets of 
twins... After 39 yrs. as sr. VP, Joe Gaudreau re- 
tired two yrs. ago from the Boston office of Lib- 
erty Mutual Ins. Co. Both Joe and his wife Ali- 
cia are enjoying his retirement and each year 
split their time between Fla., Wellesley, and 
Brewster. Joe is on the insurance committee in 
the Town of Brewster and is a dir. of the Mass. 
Corp. Bank. He is also a golfer and belongs to 
both the Weston Golf Club and Captains in 
Brewster. Joe and Alicia have three children, 
two of whom are BC grads, and seven grand- 
children. ..Tom Soles and his wife Ruth are now 
living in W. Harwich. They moved there after 
Tom retired as mktg. mgr. from Sanders As- 
socs-. in Nashua, NH...The sympathy of the class 
is extended to the family of David Hoar, of 
Salem, who died suddenly on June 19. While at 
BC, Dave played football and baseball. During 
WWII, he was in the Navy, stationed in the S. 
Pacific as commanding officer of an amphibious 
group. Dave received his law degree from 
Georgetown and set up practice in Salem with 
his father, retiring in '85. He also served as an 
asst. atty. gen. and public defender, as well as 
legal counsel for the Mass. Bay Transportation 
Auth. for 15 yrs. Also, Dave was once a candi- 
date for state senator. He leaves his wife Edith, 
two sons, five daughters, three grandchildren, 
and a brother. 


Louis V. Sorgi 
5 Augusta Rd. 
Milton, MA 02186 

I am pleased to report that Rev. John Jennings 

celebrated 40 yrs. in the priesthood last May. 
Over 700 parishioners and fellow priests at- 
tended his celebration at St. Jude's Church, 
where he has been pastor since '81. ..On Fri., 
May 5, we had our first event of the coming 
anniv. year. Over 50 people attended the dinner 
dance at Barat House on the Newton campus. 
At a brief business session, we discussed our 


plans for the year. We will attend the Navy foot- 
ball game, with a barbecue before the game at 
Putnam House. This will be followed by the 
Christmas Chorale program in Dec, a hockey 
game with dinner before the game in Feb., Lae- 
tare Sunday, the theatre in April, and finally 
Alumni Weekend. Details will follow in the class 
bulletin. Please mark your calendar and plan to 
attend these social events and renew your rela- 
tionships with your classmates. ..Twelve of your 
classmates have been playing in a golf round 
robin arranged by Bill Cornyn. At the first 
match at Hatherly Golf Club, Bud Carry, Bill 
Cornyn, and John Hogan walked away with top 
money. The next match was held at New Sea- 
bury with Jim Keenan as our host. The third 
match was at Vespers in Lowell, hosted by John 
Hogan. By the time you read this column, we 
will have had our fourth match at the Wollaston 
Golf Club, with yours truly as the host. If any of 
you would like to join this group, give Bill Cor- 
nyn a call or send him a note. He will be glad to 
let you in... I want to thank Bill Cornyn, John 
Hogan, Jim Keenan, Leo McGrath, Henry 
Jancsy, Jack McCarthy and John Campbell for 
their help in setting up our first event and set- 
ting the plans for our anniv. year. It is going to 
be a great 45th. Come along and join the 
party!. ..It is with much sadness that I report the 
deaths of two of our classmates. Dr. Paul Riley, 
a retired dentist, died March 24 after a brief ill- 
ness. He will always be remembered for his 
wonderful sense of humor. Paul is survived by 
his wife Lea and five children. Ed Grigalus, re- 
tired from the FBI, died March 22 in Balti- 
more. He is survived by his wife Ruth and their 
three children. ' 



Leo F. Roache, Esq. 
26 Sargent Rd. 
Winchester, MA 01890 
(617) 729-2340 

George M. Donelan 
83 Bond St. 
Norwood, MA 02062 
(617) 762-4017 

William P. Melville 
31 RockledgeRd. 
Newton, MA 02161 
(617) 244-2020 

Our 41st anniv. has come and gone and we con- 
tinue to marvel at how the years seem to speed 
by. The only classmate that Irene and I saw at 
this year's POPS concert was Bill Oliver with 
his lovely and charming wife Ginny. Since I last 
wrote our class notes, I have had the pleasure 
of having had lunch with Tim Buckley, Bill 
Curley, who wined and dined me at the presti- 
gious faculty dining room at Babson, and Bill 
Oliver. Bill informs me that he has retired as 
treas. of Spencer Shoes after almost 40 yrs. with 
the firm... I don't know how many of our class- 
mates read these notes, but if the returns on 
our class dues are any indication, not many are 
reading what we write. After the last appeal to 
send $10 for the '89-'90 dues to Bill Oliver at 21 
Potter Pond, Lexington, MA 02173, only one 
person sent a check. Therefore, 66% of the 
class has not paid up yet. Why don't you do it 

right now after you finish reading about your 
classmates!. ..Bumped into John Corcoran, of 
Wellesley, at the dentist's office very early one 
morning recently and he tells me that he is still 
very active with his own insurance business in 
Wellesley. Hadn't seen John since our 30th re- 
union. ..Heard from John Best the other day. 
He is now retired from the Boston school sys- 
tem. John tells us that, besides himself, the Best 
family has 10 grads from BC. Don't like to play 
"Can You Top This" with you, John, but the 
Melvilles count 43 BC grads amongst their fam- 
ily members beginning with my grandfather 
who graduated in 1892. Since I have been writ- 
ing this column, I have not mentioned our kids. 
For those of you who know our family, I 
thought you might like to know that our son 
Dan is a practicing physician in New Hamp. His 
wife is a nurse practitioner and they have a new 
son, Billy Paul. Son Art is purchasing mgr. for a 
high-tech firm and his wife Margo is an asst. 
D.A. They live in Wakefield with their two chil- 
dren. Daughter Beth is pres. of the Elizabeth 
Mary Corp., a real estate holding company. She 
and her husband reside in Stoughton with their 
four children. Her husband Joe is a practicing 
atty. and the managing partner of one of Bos- 
ton's oldest and most prestigious law firms. Son 
Tom, an atty., is a TV reporter/broadcaster with 
the NBC affiliate in Ver.-New Hamp. Daughter 
Christine, mgr. of a Boston financial house, lives 
in Needham with her husband Chris Harvey, a 
practicing atty. with Gaston & Snow. Finally, 
daughter Irene is an "award winning" sales rep 
for Pitney-Bowes. Of these 10 sons, daughters, 
and their spouses, all went to BC except 
two. ..Harry Barker is still with Raytheon in Wal- 
tham.. .Ernest Curelli tells us that he has retired 
from the Beverly health dept. and is now living 
in Beverly Hills, FL...Our old friend and buddy 
Frank Gay has retired as dir. of field operations 
for Liberty Mutual. ..Ed Richmond, a practicing 
atty. in Newton Ctr., served as a Newton alder- 
man from '72-'85 and is currently serving as 
chairman of the Lawyers Council of the New- 
ton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, as well as 
master of the Amer. Arbitration Assn., Superior 
Court of Mass...Prisco Giardiello and his wife 
Catherine have four children. Francis, Jose- 
phine and Michael are BC grads, while Mary 
went to Emmanuel. Frank is an MD, Mary, a 
hosp. admin., Mike, an atty., and Josephine is 
getting her MBA from Babson. ..While writing 
these notes early in July, I trust that everyone is 
having a happy and safe summer — "and keep 
those cards and letters coming." 


John T. Prince 

64 Donnybrook Rd. 

Brighton, MA 02135 

The finale of our great 40th anniv. year was a 
long weekend (June 12th) at the Balsams in 
Dixeville Notch, NH. Ed Murphy reports that, 
because of the weather, two days were devoted 
to golf, and two days were spent with indoor 
activities. Mary and Joe Dowd, the new Alumni 
sec, led the group in hilarious intellectual game 
activity, and Bill Flaherty led everyone through 
numerous traditional songs. The celebrating 
'49ers were the John Carneys, Bill Cohans, Jack 
Dohertys, Fran Dolans, Joe Dowds, Bill Flaher- 
tys, John Forkins, Don MacAnultys, John Mc- 
Quillans, Ed Murphys, and class pres. Bill Mc- 
CooL.We cannot dismiss our 40th without 

special thanks to all the class members who an- 
swered the call for class dues. The money col- 
lected allowed us to undertake the many events 
that were held, with their accompanying expen- 
ses. ..We received a nice note from Jim Sullivan, 
dir. at the Barre public library. His wife Betty 
died in '76. Jim is justly proud of his daughter 
Julia and son John. Jim has published two 
books: American Town: Barre, Massachusetts 1774- 
1.974 (1974) and In Order of Appearance: 400 
Poems by James Sullivan (1988). ..Sadly we must 
note the death of another classmate. John Fran- 
cis O'Connell. We extend the sympathy of the 
class to his family. 


John A. Dewire 
15 Chester St., #31 ■ 
Cambridge, MA 02140 
(617) 876-1461 

Well, the time has arrived for our 40th anniv. 
Class pres. Larry Coen has proposed the follow- 
ing functions: 1) Laetare Sunday breakfast; 2) 
sports: a basketball game, a hockey game and 
the W. Virg. football game, Oct. 28 (with a post- 
game reception in McGuinn); 3) POPS, May 18; 
4) dinner danceat Liggett Estate on May 19; 5) 
memorial Mass, prior to dinner dance, at Gon- 
zaga Hall with Fr. Gil Phinn as celebrant; 6) 
Class of '50 cruise to the Bahamas, Jan. 8-15 
(Members of this planning committee include 
Tom Giblin, Ed Colman, and Tom Lyons. For 
more info, on the cruise, contact The Travel 
Center at Swansea at 1-800-523-5284. Those of 
you who have not sent in your deposit for your 
reservation should do it now!); and 7) guided 
bus tours of the campus arranged by the 
Alumni Office. ..On the financial front, class 
treas. is Jack McAvoy. Checks for most func- 
tions should be made out to BC Class of '50 and 
sent to Jack. A dues notice of $10 will be sent 
out to all classmates. This will be incorporated 
in a general mailing to the entire class... A final 
note on class business — the nominating com- 
mittee will consist of Bob Pink and members of 
his choice... John F. Kinnay is a candidate for a 
fourth term as a selectman in Norwood. He 
wants to work on the town's finances as the bud- 
get gets tighter. John is a retired FBI agent and 
has lived in Norwood with wife Louise since 
'61...Alphonse Palaima has been named to the 
state advisory board for art in public places. He 
comes to the board with an interest in the hu- 
manities and a very real concern for the public's 
interest. Alphonse lives in Shrewsbury and he is 
the first central Mass. resident to be named to 
the board. ..James J. Coleman died March 15 in 
Yale New Haven Hosp. after a brief illness. He 
was a sr. systems analyst for Blue Cross/Blue 
Shield of North Haven, CT, before his retire- 
ment. James had lived in Guilford, CT, since 
'68. Besides his wife Mary, he leaves five sons 
and one daughter... George E. Murphy, of 
Taunton, passed away at his home of a heart 
attack on March 23. He was an asst. prof, of 
English at SMU and was acting head of the 
dept. of languages and lit. there. During WWII, 
George was a capt. and B-29 flight engr. in the 
U.S. Army Air Corps. He leaves a brother, Rob- 
ert T. Murphy, also of Taunton. ..Thomas F. 
Meade also passed away March 23. He was a 
retired manufacturer's rep for Northeast Tech. 
Sales of Braintree. Born in Quincy, Thomas 
moved to Milton five yrs. ago. He leaves his wife 
Elaine, a son Thomas F., Ill, and five daugh- 
ters.. .Angelo Medici, of Limerick, ME, died 


March 26 at the Maine Med. Ctr. He was a 
math prof, at the Univ. of S. Maine and former 
math coord, for the Plymouth Carver regional 
school system. Angelo leaves wife Grace, five 
sons, three daughters, and 15 grandchildren... 
I returned earlier this week from a delightful 
long weekend in Cooperstown, NY. I, of course, 
went there to see Carl Yastrzemski enshrined in 
the Baseball Hall of Fame.. .This will be Larry 
Coen's last year as class pres. He does not 
"choose to run" after more than 20 odd years as 
our pres.! Thus, let us try to show our apprecia- 
tion to Larry for his extensive service to all of 
us in the Class of '50. You can take my word for 
it, Larry would appreciate nothing better than 
to have all of the events and functions of our 
40th anniv. year well attended! Please make 
every effort to do so and spread the word to 
others. I shall close now, but with "God's per- 
mission," I hope to see many of you at the BC 
vs. Georgia Tech. football game in Atlanta, GA, 
on Sat., Nov. 25. 


Francis X. Quinn 
1205 Azalea Dr. 
Rockville, MD 20850 
(301) 762-5949 


From Berkeley, CA, Tim Toohig, SJ. reports on 
the Jesuit members of the class. Tom O'Malley, 
SJ, completed his term as pres. of John Carroll 
Univ. and is now teaching theology in Nigeria; 
George Farrell, SJ. teaches chemistry in Jamaica 
and also works for Special Olympics; and Tim, 
after four yrs. at Lotus, is off to Dallas to build 
tWe "Supercollider". ..Bob Quinn, VP at the 
South Shore Bank, was honored by the Red 
Cross as "Neighbor of the Year".. .Tom Burke, 
chairman of M/A-Com, Inc., was elected dir. of 
Aritech Corp.. .An article on John Stapleton's 
Lincoln dealership in the Wellesley Townsman fea- 
tured his relationship with Howard Hughes and 
John's continued success. ..Notes on what arid 
where we are. .George Lonergan is VP of Com- 
mercial Lines at Sentry Ins. in Concord... Herb 
May, VP at Alexander & Alexander in Chicago, 
resides in Palatine, IL ...Rudy Sacco is a family 
court judge in Springfield.. .Len D'Eon, of 
Scottsdale, AZ, writes novels — The Cavalier was 
published in '87. ..Bob Resker, Sr., is an acct. 
exec, at Burndy Corp. in Foxboro... Giles 
Threadgold, of E. Falmouth, is a psychologist 
and court monitor (remember hockey!)... Jim 
Dowd, of Weymouth, is an audit mgr. in state 
govt.. .Bill Casey is a sr. librarian at Fitchburg 
State Coll. ..Jim Timmons practices oral surgery 
in Maiden. ..Lloyd Kelly, in mgmt. at the Univ. 
of Texas, resides in Austin. ..Bill Kelley is an 
acctg. mgr. at Ausimont-Walthom...Ed Mockus 
is an aerospace engr. in Santa Cruz, CA...Gene 
McCue is VP of professional services at Mercy 
Hosp. in Springfield. ..John MacDougall is VP 
and consulting actuary at Higgins & Co., in 
Wash., DC. .Finally. John Courtney is VP of 
Amer. Internatl. Group in Wilmington, DE. 


Edward L. Englert, Jr. 
128 Colberg Ave. 
Roslindale, MA 02131 

The class had two successful functions this 
spring, thanks to Frank Dooley, who arranged 
for an enjoyable evening at the musical produc- 
tion of The King and I, and to Jack Leary and 

Dick McLaughlin, who led classmates to the 
Christmas Farm Inn in Jackson, NH.Bill 
Smith seems to be travelling and enjoying life. 
He met up with Jim Twohig in Naples, FL, and 
several days later met Nick Gallinaro in New 
Jersey.. Tim O'Connell, whose daughter gradu- 
ated from BC School of Nursing, is living in 
Chagrin Falls, OH. ..The sixth "Tom McElroy, 
Jr., Scholarship" dinner dance was held with 
400 in attendance. The fund has reached over 
$100,000 — thanks to the generosity and sup- 
port of BC alumni and friends.. .Dr. Kirwin T. 
McMillan, of Bradford, reports that his daugh- 
ter Lisa graduated from BC in '89 and he now 
has 13 grandchildren. ..Charlie Hanatin. of Bur- 
lington, has 17 grandchildren.. .Maryalice Gal- 
lagher has recently completed 100 hrs. as a lit- 
eracy volunteer in Waltham... Barry Driscoll's 
daughter Sally graduated from BC in '89 and 
was capt. of the women's golf team. She also 
scored the first goal in Conte Forum for the 
vvomen's hockey team. ..Jack Donovan is still re- 
miniscing about his trip to the Emerald Isle 
Classic and the family reunions.. .Bill Doherty is 
teaching school in Nashua, NH... Arthur Conlon 
of Miami. FL, reports that daughter Debi re- 
ceived her master's in ed. at BC this year.. .Paul 
Clinton lives in Bryn Mawr, PA, and travels to 
Conn, and New York frequently to visit family, 
in addition to trips to Osterville for vaca- 
tions.. .Gerry Kirklighter was presented with his 
first granddaughter, Madeline. He also has two 
grandsons. ..Beatrice Ames is residing in Biller- 
ica.. .Gerard Beaulieu, of Potomac, MD, had 
three graduations this year with Gerald, III, Mi- 
chael, and Matthew, who received his MBA 
from BC.Joe Tuleja is now enjoying life in Fal- 
mouth after retiring from New Eng. Tel. ..Hugh 
Donaghue is in Silver Springs, MD...John 
O'Brien, of Arlington, has retired from U.S. 
Steel. ..Henry Garlinnas is practicing dentistry in 
AthoL.Ed Malta retired from fed. govt, and is 
taking it easy in Brockton. He also is a retired 
It. cmdr., USN...Paul Nolan is living in Wal- 
pole.Bob Suleski retired to Kingsmill in Wil- 
liamsburg, VA, built a new home on the second 
green on the Plantation Course, and now plans 
to relax and travel.. .Bob Freeley's son Joe grad- 
uated from BC in '89 and is heading for law 
school. ..Harold Sinnett is enjoying retirement 
after 35 yrs. with the fed. govt, and is living in 
Bozman, MD...Jim Awad works for IBM World 
Trade with the Asia/Pacific group. ..Jake La- 
Crosse has returned "home" and is now living 
in Granville in the Berkshire foothills. He -now 
raises show horses, while doing a little consult- 
ing work on the side. ..Ed Clancy is living in 
Bradford, VT..Paul Doucette is a chemist with 
Magnolia Plastics, Inc., in Chamblee, GA... 
Marilyn Mcintosh Curtin is admin, coord, in 
nursing at Quincy City Hosp. ..William Higgins 
is sales mgr. for Nike Mid-South in Mem- 
phis. ..Mary Townsend is living in Sarasota, after 
retiring from nursing at the V.A. Hosp. in Ja- 
maica Plain. ..Kenneth Wells has retired from 
the V.A. Central Office in Wash., DC, and is liv- 
ing in Bowie, MD.Bob Trimper has retired 
after 35 yrs. with John Hancock Ins. Co. and 
is teaching at NU...Enio DiPietro is buyer/, 
mgr. with Globe Dept. Store and is living in 
Methuen... George Carney has retired from the 
Gillette Co. ..Dan McElaney is exec. VP with 
Dale Med. Products, Inc., in Plainville.PauI 
Woods is mktg. and business planning mgr. for 
Ford Motor Co. and lives in Bloomfield Hills, 
MI. ..Dick Callahan is dir. of IBM security oper- 

ations. ..Gerry Holland is sr. research investiga- 
tor for Pfizer, Inc., and lives in Old Lyme, 
CTTom Donahue is VP for the Robin Ins. 
Agcy. and resides in Longmeadow...The class 
extends its deepest sympathy to the families of 
George Burke and Alfred 6'Donnell, who both 
passed away recently. George will be remem- 
bered for his work on the Sub Turri while at BC 
and for his help over the years with class activi- 
ties. Al was field dir. for the Amer. Red Cross 
and did three tours of service in Vietnam. He 
then served in Germany prior to his retirement 
in '85. ..Note; The bi-annual class dinner will be 
held this fall, and we hope everyone will make 
arrangements to attend. ..Also. Roger Connor 
will be making arrangements for the football 
game tailgating which has been popular over 
the years. 


Robert W. Kelly 
98 Standish Rd. 
Watertown, MA 02172 

Francis X. Flannery 
72 Sunset Hill Rd. 
W. Roxbury, MA 02132 
(617) 323-1592 

Thirty-five yrs. after his graduation, Leo Hart 
watched his daughter Stephanie graduate from 
BC in May.. .EH Zmijewski's daughter Jean has 
been accepted into the BC Class of '93, along 
with my daughter Joan. ..Emanuel Correia is the 
dist. mgr. of Grossman Lumber, in charge of 
So. Conn. ..Rev. Paul V. MacDonald has been 
the pastor at Sacred Heart Church in Wey- 
mouth since Jan. '87. ..Sr. Mary Francis Scollen 
is semi-retired, working at the Providence 
Mother House Pharmacy in Holyokc.Mary T. 
Healy Nackley received her M.Ed, in '83 from 
Harvard... Mary Elizabeth Brennan Shea works 
as a school nurse at Salem H.S...I talked to 
Francis X. Sheehan. who has five children, 
three of whom are in college along with his 
wife, who is a jr.. .Col. Leo Waible has four chil- 
dren and is retired from the Army, after 20 yrs. 
of service. He is now working for Raytheon 
Corp. ..Jim Kelley and his wife Margaret live in 
Silver Springs, MD. Jim practices law in 
Wash. ..Ernest Childs is a sales rep for Pruden- 
tial Bache Securities in New York.. .Bob Leonard 
is the pres. of TicketMaster Corp., the world's 
largest computerized ticketing company.. John 
Wieners has published his 17th book of poetry 
entitled Cultural Affairs in Boston, Poetry and Prose 
1956-1985 (Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, 
1988). It is a collection of three decades' worth 
of work from the Boston poet. ..Claude Mc- 
Morris, after having taught in the NYC public 
school system for 30 yrs., has retired with his 
wife Evelyn and is assisting as much as possible 
with his grandchildren. 


Marie J. Kelleher 
12 Tappan St. 
Melrose, MA 02176 
(617) 665-2669 

Writing this, I know that you will be reading it 
shortly after the kickoff to the celebration of 
our 35th anniv. yr. The committee started plan- 
ning in the summer and by now you probably 


have received a letter from John Johnson out- 
lining planned activities. The letter also includes 
a plea for dues. They've been increased for the 
first time. The increase is needed to pay for 
such things as mailings. We also want to keep 
the price of each activity as low as possible. You 
should know that many of the amenities, which 
make the rooms where activities are held func- 
tional and nice looking, must be rented. The 
cushion from the dues helps defray the cost to 
you. I will acknowledge your dues check within 
a month after I receive it, but when the can- 
celled check is returned to you depends on our 
bank and yours. Please make sure that no 
checks bounce for either dues or events, as the 
class gets penalized. It has happened several 
times in the past. Thanks!! Now, down to news 
of our classmates. ..Ernie Caggiano has received 
an honor bestowed on only a chosen few. On 
June 5, he was elected the 2nd It. of the Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Co. of Mass. at the an- 
nual Drum Head election on the Boston Com- 
mon. The group is the oldest chartered military 
organization in the Western Hemisphere and is 
pre-dated only by the Vatican Swiss Guard and 
the Honorable Artillery Co. of London. You 
will note that I said the 2nd It., for there is only- 
one, and it is the hardest rank to achieve. The 
next rank of capt. is the highest. Ernie also 
holds the rank of It. col. in the reserves. Our 
sincere congratulations. ..Giles Mosher also re- 
cently received honors. Giles, chairman and 
pres. of BayBank Middlesex, has been ap- 
pointed to the board of trustees of the Lahey 
Clinic Med. Ctr. He also was recently named 
"Business Person of the Year" by the N. Shore 
Chamber of Commerce. ..Jim Reynolds is now 
the principal at Ashland H.S... Henry Mooney 
is also in the ed. field. He has the rather large 
responsibility of being dir. of English, reading 
and management for the Danvers public 
schools.. .We want to note that David Keelan is 
now VP for the Windsor Group, a tech. recruit- 
ing firm in Norwood.. .Gerard Tobin is currently 
mgr. of property control, equipment div., at the 
Raytheon Co. in Wayland...News has traveled 
up the turnpike from Conn, that Jim Alvord is 
now pres. of a manufacturer's rep company 
bearing his name in Norwalk...Also changing his 
business address is Bill Wright. He is now sales 
rep for the Celotex Corp. in Chicago.. .Two 
grads of the RN nursing component have re- 
tired. Best wishes go to Dorothy Connolly 
Healy, who now lives in Chatham, after retiring 
as a school nurse from the Arlington school 
dept., and Marion Weiners Malinowski, who 
was a public health nursing advisor for the 
Mass. Dept. of Public Health at Lakeville Hosp. 
Marion lives in Duxbury...Two members of the 
reunion committee gave me news of their 
daughters. John Vozzella is proud of his daugh- 
ter Cheryl Keller for recently receiving her 
MBA.. .Gerry Donahue is anticipating watching 
his daughter Ellen in her final year on the BC 
soccer team. ..Nov. is upon us as you read this 
column and '89 is drawing to a close. As the 
month of the Holy Souls, it is most appropriate 
to remember all of our classmates who have 
been temporarily parted from loved ones. Very 
sadly, I add the name of Dick Ghidella to the 
ranks of those who have left us. Dick died very 
suddenly this past spring. Thus, this month will 
have added significance to many of you. Our 
heartfelt prayers and understanding sympathy 
go out to Dick's wife and family. May he and all 
the souls of our loved ones rest in the peace of 
Christ's eternal presence. 


Jane Quigley Hone 
425 Nassau Ave. 
Manhasset, NY 11030 

We finally have some news of our class to relate. 
By chance I met Mary Laird Flanagan, who 
lives in Port Washington, 10 mins. from my 
home. She is the pres. of the Nassau/Suffolk 
chapter of the Autism Society of Amer. Mary is 
also the pres. and founder of Nassau/Suffolk 
Services for the Autistic, which offers care in 
and out of homes. ..Ann Speiry McGrath told 
me that she and Bob write children's books. Bob 
has been involved with "Sesame Street" for all 
of its 20 yrs. Two of their five children are mar- 
ried and they have one grandchild. ..Helen Sul- 
livan Finlay and husband Richard live in Mil- 
waukee. Helen teaches science at Milwaukee 
Tech. Coll. ..Pat Leclaire Mitchell keeps in 
touch. She is a sec. in the athletic dept. of a 
high school in Wellesley. Pat is starting to plan 
our 35th reunion. Please write to her with 
ideas. ..Claire Baccioccio Tully is asst. mgr. of a 
bookstore in Cincinnati, where she lives.. .Nadia 
Deychakiwsky is an adult service librarian in 
Brecksville, OH, near her home in Cleve- 
land. ..Mary Amlaw is a writer/musician in Ken- 
nebunkport, ME. ..I keep busy with many volun- 
teer activities in my parish, CCD, rosary society, 
parish council, and local community fund (as 
pres. and now as campaign dir.). I am also in- 
volved in youth programs, hospital work and 
the public library. My role as an alumni inter- 
viewer for BC applicants is always interesting 
and fun. Our three BC alumni sons are in grad- 
uate schools. Frank '80 has just begun a pro-, 
gram at Columbia Univ. to obtain an executive 
MBA. Andrew '84 is in his second yr. at Suffolk 
Law School. He married Allison Lynch '85 in 
June. Thomas '86 is in his third year at St. 
John's Law School in New York and lives at 
home. Paul is at St. Joseph's Univ. in Phil. Our 
first grandchild, Thomas, was born to our 
daughter in Oct. of '88. 



Ralph C. Good, J 
4 West Mill St. 
P.O. Box 203 
Medfield, MA 02052 
(508) 359-4001 

Francis E. Lynch 
27 Arbutus Lane 
P.O. Box 1287 ' 
W. Dennis, MA 02670 
(508) 398-5368 

Howard F. Aucoin is a prof, at Suffolk Univ. 
and lives in N. Chelmsford. ..Joseph Celeta is 
pres. of Joseph Celeta, d/b/a James Realty, a real 
estate development firm in Quincy...John P. 
Coyne is a prof, in data processing at Middlesex 
Community Coll. in Burlington. ..Marty J. Dunn, 
DMD, recently received an honorary PhD in hu- 
manities from Stonehill Coll. ..The class received 
a thank-you note from Mary Gorman, wife of 
the late John T. Gorman, who died last Nov. 
Mary and her family were invited to a Mass and 
breakfast for all deceased alumni at BC earlier 
this year. She related in her note that her 
youngest son, Sean, was in upstate New York 
playing hockey for Princeton, when he learned 
of his dad's death. Sean had earlier learned that 

he was drafted by the Boston Bruins, which 
gave his dad the thrill of a lifetime just before 
God called him home. ..Leo A. Floyd is sr. VP of 
Coolidge Bank & Trust in Watertown... Dolores 
H. Gallagher is an English teacher at Mt. Car- 
mel Elem. School in Baltimore, MD, teaching 
grades 6-8... Donald M. Haskell is pres. and 
owner of Don Haskell & Assoc, in Franklin. His 
company specializes in selling medical equip- 
ment throughout New Eng.. Stephen H. Erwin 
is sales mgr. of Demco Ed. Corp. and resides 
in Harwich on the Cape. ..Ed Masters recently 
dropped me a note and is doing well. He would 
like to hear from some of his classmates. Ed's 
address is Y-M Products, Inc., P.O. Box 292208, 
Dayton, OH (tel. 1-800-432-1409). ..As far as 1 
know, Myles J. McCabe is still convalescing at 
home with a stubborn back ailment. He has 
been out of work for many mos., so I know he 
would love to hear from some of his classmates. 
Myles' address is 22 Andrews Isle, Hingham, 
MA 02043 (tel. 617-749-2385)...Thomas J. 
McQuillan was recently made exec. VP of 
C.H. Robinson Paper Corp. in Billerica... 
Richard J. O'Brien is VP, sales and mktg., gen. 
merchandise div., of All East Enterprises in 
Canton. ..Barry P. Sanborn's daughter Hope 
(SOM '90) has been elected co-captain of the BC 
field hockey team. ..The class extends its sincere 
sympathy to the families of Charles E. Lynch 
and Anna Dooley Stewart on the recent death 
of Charles' mother and Anna's father, John S. 
Dooley '26. Mr. Dooley was both a golden eagle 
and a double eagle (both BC High and BC). I 
am sure that many of you remember him as a 
photographer who took pictures at many of our 
class social events from '53-'57... Class dues for* 
the '89-'90 academic year are $15. Please for- 
ward your dues to the Class of '57, c/o BC 
Alumni Assn., 825 Centre St., Newton, MA 
02158-2527. Keep in touch! 


David A. Rafferty, Jr. 
33 Huntley Rd. 
Hingham, MA 02043 
(617) 749-3590 

Rev. John Mullin, SJ, is the chaplain at Mary 
Hitchcock Hosp. in Hanover, NH... Gerry Ar- 
senault, retired from teaching, is living in Alex- 
andria, VA... Annette Collins Popeo and Victor 
Popeo '57, living in Walpole, have a son David 
that graduated from BC in '84. ..Helen Sheridan 
Crowley is VP of media for an ad agcy., Lauer 
Assocs., in McLean, VA...John Theall, Jr., is 
asst. principal of Westhill H.S. in Stamford, CT. 
Daughter Karen graduated from BC in '89 and 
son Stephen is a grad of Hamilton Coll. ..Marian 
Delollis. living in Chatham, is editorial dir. of 
Ligature, Inc., in Boston.. .Bill Ambrose, living 
in Ashland, is a sales rep with Pabreeka Indus- 
trial Products. ..Guy Grimaldi, living in Chelsea, 
is mgr. of sales admin, at the Biltrite Corp.. Jean 
Leary, after receiving her MA from Santa Clara 
Univ., is a family therapist for Counselors and 
Consultants in San Jose, CA. ..Anthony Tolen- 
tino, DMD, is living in Newton and practicing 
in Bos ton... Stephen Walsh is an auditor with 
Southern Co. Services, Inc., in Atlanta... 
Alexander Fekete, PhD, is a chemist with Data 
Products Corp. in Brookfield, CT...Bob Taggart, 
living in Lexington, is a manufacturer's rep for 
the contract furniture business. ..Ed Ghidella, 
living in Nashua, NH, is a program mgr. in 


govt, programs for LSA Inc. ..Rev. William 
Kennedy is teaching at Fairfield Univ. ..Tom 
Haley, living in Concord, is a teacher at Cam- 
bridge Rindge and Latin H.S...Ed Brzezinski, of 
Amherst, is a sales rep with Schering Plough 
Pharmaceutical Co...Helene Canotas, after hav- 
ing retired from nursing, is living in Manches- 
ter, NH...Ken Soha is dir. of exec, support sys- 
tems for Xerox Corp. in Stamford, CT...Bill 
Shook is the environmental compliance mgr. of 
Sawyer Environment Recovery, a solid waste re- 
cycling firm in Hamden, ME. ..John Vancini, 
PhD, is a psychologist in private practice in 
Minneapolis. ..Johanna Schwartza Tessmer lives 
in Williamstown, a most beautiful town in- 
deed!. ..Frank Ferney, of W. Mansfield, is dist. 
mgr. of Fisons Pharmaceutical Corp. ..Frank 
Kearney, of Westwood, is VP and gen. mgr. of 
the tactical switching systems div. of GTE 
Corp.. .Walter Vaughan, of Franklin, is a princi- 
pal for the Natick public schools. ..John Scanlon 
lives in Sudbury.. .Patricia Stafford McKee is an 
ICU staff nurse at the Mid-Maine Med. Ctr. in 
Waterville...Paul Dmytryck lives in Litchfield, 
CT, and holds a mgmt. position at Hartford 
Hosp.. .Elaine Noiseux Galeone lives in Timon- 
ium, MD.. .Anthony Costonis, PhD, is founder 
and pres. of Corporate Development Services, 
Inc., in Lynnfield, which provides mgmt. train- 
ing and ed. services to firms in the construction 
industry. ..Bernard Roderick is principal of E. 
Fairhaven School in Fairhaven.. .Condolences of 
the class go out to the family of Tom Coughlin, 
who passed away this past April. ..Brian and Pat 
O'Riordan's son Paul passed the bar after grad- 
uating from BU Law.. .The sympathy of the 
class is extended to Howard Powers, on the 
death of his father. Howie has retired as sr. VP 
at Merck and is in his second year at Fordham 
Law.. .Bill Quigley, of Saugus, and Bob Carr, of 
Sandford, ME, how do you like your "Class of 
'58" sweaters? Do they fit?... A class board meet- 
ing was held at Bea Busa's home on Bastille 
Day to plan '89-'90 class events.. .On Oct. 21,. we 
held the Class of '58 open house after the BC- 
Navy game. This was the first of many activities 
for '53ers for the coming year. According to Ed 
Gilmore and Mucca McDevitt, there are a few 
class sweaters left. Send your $30 check for a 
sweater and your $25 class dues to Mr. Jim 
McDevitt, 28 Cedar St., Medford, MA 02155. 


Robert P. Latkanv 
c/o NML 
P.O. Box 4008 
Darien, CT 06820 
(203) 358-0414 

Rev. John W. Howard, SJ, is teaching in the 
A & S honors program at BC and resides at St. 
Mary's Hall. ..Ann and Bill Games live in Can- 
ton. Bill is a guidance counselor in the Dorches- 
ter schools and is a col. in the U.S. Army Re- 
serves. An update on their children: Mary Rose 
has a BA in math and a master's in ed. from 
Providence Coll.; Bill, Jr., has a BA from Provi- 
dence and recently received a master's from 
BU; John is an undergrad at Providence; and 
Susan is an undergrad at NU... Grace and Char- 
He Battaglia are still in Alexandria, VA, where 
Charlie is a professional staff member in the 
U.S. Senate, after retiring from the service. Son 
Charlie graduated from BC in '85 and children 
John and Mary are both in the Class of '92 at 
the Heights. ..Elaine and Larry Gleason live 
in Beverly Hills with daughters Melissa and 

Lauren. Larry is pres. of the mktg. div. of 
DeLaurentis Entertainment. ..Alice Simard Ma- 
cek resides in Manchester, NH, where she is a 
nurse supv. at the Catholic Med. Ctr. After the 
death of her husband Walter in '85, she earned 
her master's in nursing. Daughter Elizabeth 
graduated from BC in '86 and now lives in Paw- 
tucket, RL..Georgine Esa resides in New Bed- 
ford and is assoc. dir. of nurses at Boston City 
Hosp. ..Mary Gibbons Walton and Dr. Donald 
Walton reside in Rockville, MD. News of their 
children: Kathleen, George Wash. Univ. '86, is 
presently a tennis coach and grad student at 
Notre Dame; Kyle Marie, Villanova '86, is a It. 
in the U.S. Marine Corps; Ron, III, is USMA 
'87; Jim is USMA '89; and Diane is a jr. at Holy 
Cross Acad, in Maryland. ..Bill Cratty and wife 
Pauline call Oakton, VA, home. Bill is with 
Computer Data Systems in Rockville (probably 
near the Waltons). They have three daughters, 
Catherine, Christine and Susan. ..Catherine and 
Larry Boisvert live in Rochester, NY, where he 
is an asst. prof, at St. John Fisher Coll. Previ- 
ously he had been an officer with Bernz-o-Matic 
Corp. The Boisverts have three sons, Kevin, 
Steven and Keith.. .Dr. Alan Kaufman, DVM, 
and his wife Ruby reside in beautiful Kula, 
Maui, where he is a self-employed veterinar- 
ian.. .Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the 
family of our class chairperson, Ann O'Meara, 
who died unexpectedly on Sept. 6. Ann shared 
the responsibility for writing this column with 
me and she chaired our 30th Reunion Commit- 
tee this past year. She will be deeply missed by 
many members of the class. 


Maryjane Mulvanity Casey 
28 Briarwood Dr. 
Taunton, MA 02780 
(508) 823-1188 

What a wonderful 30th reunion it was! Over 40 
members of the Class of '59, along with their 
husbands and friends, gathered together May 
19-21 for a weekend of fun and reminiscing. 
Although all parts of our country were repre- 
sented, Stephanie Barineau and husband Bill, 
from Houston, TX, and Yvelyne LePoutre 
Brant, from London, England, travelled the 
longest distance. The festivities began at Sym- 
phony Hall on Fri. eve., where the Boston 
POPS provided a memorable concert of old fa- 
vorites. Included in the group enjoying the de- 
lightful music were Pat Sweeny Sheehy, Janet 
Chattier O'Hanley, Nancy Maslew Burkholder, 
Yvelyne LePoutre Brant, Janet Frantz Egan, El- 
len Egan Stone, Ann Marie Walsh Healy, Mary- 
Ellen Burns Stiles, Sue Sughrue Carrington, 
Sandy Sestito Pistocchi, Bonnie Walsh Staloski, 
Stephanie Landry Barineau and Maryjane Mul- 
vanity Casey. The evening concluded with a re- 
ception at Barat House for all the reunion 
classes. On Sat., some of the class renewed old 
acquaintances at the picnic behind Putnam 
House or attended the annual meeting of the 
Newton College Alumnae Club, while others ex- 
plored their favorite places in the Boston area 
or relaxed on our Newton campus. The Putnam 
House library, foyer and terrace provided the 
perfect setting for our gala class cocktail and 
dinner party on Sat. eve. Here the delicious 
food, congenial company, and music by the 
Conservatory Trio contributed to a memorable 
evening for all. It was wonderful to see Paola 
Ajo Lucentini, Pat Curran Nand, Patty O'Neill, 
Janet Chute, Meg Deal) Ackerman, Judy Laird 

Wiley, Sue Sughrue Carrington, Joan Coniglio 
O'Donnell, Janet Grant, Ellen Nelson Leone, 
Kathleen Kingston Lawlor, Karen Mullin Win- 
ter, Keka Casellas Marcow, Glenna LaSalle 
Keene, Donna Cosgrove Morrissey, Bonnie 
Walsa Staloski, Joanne O'Connor Hynek, Yve- 
lyne LePoutre Brant, Janet Chartier O'Hanley, 
and Stephanie Landry Barineau. Sunday's beau- 
tiful liturgy at the Chapel of the Blessed Trinity 
was followed by brunch in the Stuart dining 
room. Here we were delighted to see so many 
Religious of the Sacred Heart. Several class 
members stopped for a farewell gathering at 
Meg Dealy Ackerman's Weston home before de- 
parting. It was so wonderful to see each of you, 
and we all missed those who were unable to at- 


Joseph R. Carty 
920 Main St. 
Norwell, MA 02061 

Bill Gozzi is living in S. Pines, NC, and is pres. 
of G&G Development Corp. The Gozzis have 
three children; the youngest is at BC.. .Barbara 
Hatch McNally is teaching in the Natick school 
system and lives in Sherborn. She has two chil- 
dren. ..Michael J. O'Connor resides in Glens 
Falls, NY, and practices law in a partnership 
there. The O'Connors have three sons... Dolores 
Welling Carney calls Danvers home and works 
as a pre-admission testing coordinator there. 
The Carneys have three children. ..Edmund P. 
Pultinas is a research chemist with Procter & 
Gamble in Cincinnati. Ed received his MBA 
from Xavier and he and his family also live in 
the city by the Ohio River.. .Lorraine Renda 
O'Leary lives and works in Maiden and is asso- 
ciated with the Maiden school system. ..Charlie 
Hayes has retired from the Navy and lives in 
Arlington. He works for the U.S. Air Force as a 
sr. logistician. The Hayes have four children, 
three of whom have received scholarships to 
college. ..Mary Powell Lees is living in Center- 
ville, working in Hyannis, and is the mother of 
five children. Mary is involved in nursing 
groups and community activities on Cape 
Cod. ..Bill Cahill is a real estate mgr. with GTE 
and lives in Trumbull, CT...Zig Pozatek has 
been practicing facial surgery in the Greenbush 
section of Scituate for a number of years. Zig 
and his family live in nearby Cohasset...Gino 
Barbieri lives and works in Milford, CT, and is 
exec. VP with the Magnet Industrial 
Group. ..Mary Regan lives in Somerville and is 
dir. of the dept. of nursing with the Mass. 
Nurses Assn. in Boston. ..Margaret Kuhn Larson 
lives with her husband and five children in 
Simsbury, CT. She is a teacher in the Torring- 
ton schools... Have you seen your name here 
lately? If not, why don't you drop me a line. 



Robert M. Derba 
The Town Lyne House 
Route 1 South 
Lynnfield, MA 01940 
(617) 592-6400 

Richard N. Hart, Jr. 
5 Amber Rd. 
Hintjham, MA 02043 



William P. Koughan 
9100 Babcock Blvd. 
Pittsburg, PA 15237-5842 

Paul Aiken is corp. administrator with Hill, 
Holiday, Connors in Boston. ..Rev. Jim Benson 
is the minister for missions for Boston's historic 
Park St. Church. Jim lives in Auburn with wife 
Mary Beth and their five children. ..Atty. Peter 
Brady, of Holyoke, is proud of daughter Molly, 
who is at BC.Dick Cannula and wife Nancy 
live in W. Redding, CT, with their three chil- 
dren. He is a pilot for Amer. Airlines. ..Paul 
Chabot is materials mgr. for S.P.M. Co., Inc., 
Sanford, ME. ..Don Comeau is controller with 
Nickerson Lumber Co. in Orleans. ..Atty. Joe 
Fitzsimmons is assoc. justice of Norfolk County 
Probate Court. ..Faine Gauthier, RN, has been 
appointed head nurse for the Wethersfield, CT, 
public schools. ..Hugh Guilderson is currendy 
enrolled in a master's program at San Diego 
State Univ. He is looking forward to a second 
career teaching humanities, after 15 yrs. in the 
construction industry.. .Paul Hardiman attended 
his son's graduation from BC this year.. Jack 
Hayes, MD, is chief of orthopedic surgery at 
Kent County Hosp. in Rhode Is. He and his 
family spend summers in Wakefield, RI...Rep. 
Gil Indeglia, of Kingstown, RI, has been nomi- 
nated by Gov. DiPrete to a district court judge- 
ship.. .Dave Knipper is dir. of internal audit for 
GMAC in Detriot...Ron Kwasnik is comptroller 
at Neon Inc. in S. Norwalk, CT. Atty. Ed 
Lynch, who practices in Lynn, has been elected 
VP of United Cerebral Palsy of the N. 
Shore. ..Mary Ellen Houge Lane, RN, is manag- 
ing dir. of Professional Health Care Services in 
E. Providence. She resides with husband Bill 
and two sons in Cumberland, RI...Lt. Cmdr. 
Ken Leon, USN, is now, stationed in Pearl Har- 
bor, HI. ..Rev. Daniel Coyne Lewis, SJ, is the 
principal of Chevrus H.S. in Portland, ME. ..Dr. 
Doug Magde is a chemistry prof, at the Univ. of 
Cal. in San Diego.. .Tom McCabe was all smiles 
at son Tom's graduation from BC.Ken Mc- 
Carthy is dir. of mfg. planning for Silicone Sys- 
tems (semiconductors) in Tustin, CA.. .Lawrence 
McCarthy, MD, practices in Oceanside, 
CA. ..Cindy and John McCormick celebrated the 
graduation of three of their children. Mary Jo 
received her BA at St. Anselm's; Sally gradu- 
ated from Caribou H.S. in Maine; and Matthew 
completed the eighth grade.. .Bill McDonald be- 
came the owner of a printing company, Copies 
Now, in Scranton, PA...Capt. Tony Megna, 
USNR, of El Cajon, CA, recently retired from 
the Navy... John Michaels, MD, became med. 
dir. of Peachbelt Community Mental Health Ctr. 
in Warner Robins, GA.. .Margaret Shandor 
Miles is a prof, of nursing at the Univ. of N. 
Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been recently 
awarded a "W.N. Reynolds Leave" and will 
spend three mos. at the Univ. of Cal., at San 
Francisco, School of Nursing studying parenting 
of the medically fragile child. ..Edwin Montell, 
MD, is a gastroenterologist in Hilo, HI.. .Sports 
Illustrated editor Mark Mulvoy was seen in the 
HBO special "Making of the Swimsuit Edition." 
He has two daughters in college, at Georgetown 
and BC, and two sons in prep school in 
Conn. ..Robert O. Murphy, DMD, of Lynnfield, 
watched daughter Robin graduate from BC in 
June. ..Marion Brooks Muschell, RN, is after- 
care coord, at C. Hungerford Hosp. in Torring- 
ton, CT. Her daughter Donna recently gradu- 

ated from Yale and son Brooke is a jr. at 
Lafayette. ..Phil Pesey is personnel dir. at Sun- 
nyview Hosp. in Schenectady, NY. He and wife 
Frances reside in Clifton Park with their five 
children. ..Mary O'Brien Provencher is a social 
work consultant in Norwood. ..Diane Rocheleau, 
RN, is raising six children in Millbury... David 
Rose is VP of finance for Frates Enterprises in 
Tulsa, OK. ..Jack Sweet was recently named to 
the board of the Wayne, New Jersey, Chamber 
of Commerce. He is VP of human resources of 
Plessey Electronics Systems Corp. ..Mary Swird 
Sampogna is beginning a new life on the W. 
Coast and recently took the Oregon Bar 
exam. ..Sheila Smith has become career account 
rep in the pensions and investments industry 
with VALIC in Nashua, NH... Patricia Lyster 
Vitty lives in Moorestown, NJ, with husband 
Rod and nine children. ..Rev. E. Corbett Walsh, 
Sj, is a missionary based out of Boston. ..Our 
class is saddened by the loss of Carl Cyr, who 
passed away in the spring. He was very active in 
the Alumni Assn. and was a fine rep of the 
Class of '63. Our condolences go out to Carl's 
wife Vita, their five children, and the rest of his 
family. ..Please keep this column healthy by 
sending me info about you or classmates. Also, I 
have directories which will assist you in locating 
long lost classmates. 


Ellen E. Kane 
15 Glen Rd. 
Wellesley, MA 02181 

I trust all enjoyed a happy and healthy summer! 
The core reunion committee met in June to re- 
cap the festivities. It was a wonderful turnout 
and many laughs were had by all! Many thanks 
to our hard working committee, to Theresa 
McCann of the Alumni Office (she is marvel- 
ous!) and to John Grogan and his assistant 
Karen Pierce at BC Food Services for their in- 
terest and dedication. On the night of the din- 
ner dance, Norb Nyhan's boys, after incredible 
CIA-type networking by John Stadler, saved the 
day with delivery of reunion yearbooks. They 
ended up plowing through a trailer truck in 
"East Oskosh" to find our books!. ..John DiMare, 
MD, is living in Glendora, CA. He and his wife 
Helen have two children, Dawn and John. 
Along with his practice, John is an asst. prof, of 
med. at USC... Anthony DeMasco is an accoun- 
tant with his own business. He lives in Massape- 
qua, NY, with wife Patricia and daughters 
Karen and Darlene.Ann Salvatore Woods is a 
curriculum specialist in elementary social stud- 
ies. She lives in W. Palm Beach with husband 
George and children Amy and James. ..Val Du- 
mais and his wife Susan live in Plainville, CT. 
Val is asst. VP of Cigna Corp. ..Honey Collimore 
Sluben is an independent insurance agent. She 
and husband Dick have four children and live 
in Meredith, NH... Charles Donnellan lives in 
Westwood. He has three children, Clare, Wil- 
liam and Lara...Al Disciullo is an atty. in Bos- 
ton. ..Ray Bilodeau is an atty. in Auburn. ..Brian 
Donnelly is in ed. admin. (Donnelly & Assocs.) 
in Duxbury. He and wife Eileen have two 
daughters, Nicole and Brenda... Jerry O'SuIli- 
van became a partner at the Choate, Hall & 
Stewart law firm. ..Craig Sullivan was elected VP 
of Clorox Co. ..We will keep you posted on up- 
coming events. With the incredible interest 
manifested at the reunion, we're "on a roll!" 


Patricia McNulty Harte 
6 Everett Ave. 
Winchester, MA 01890 

It's hard to believe that this will be our 25th re- 
union year. Plans are being made for various 
functions and events throughout the year. 
Watch the mail for more info.. Jack Kelly is a 
member of the Burlington planning board. He 
and his wife Mimi have three children. ..Bob 
Cole is chairman of the social studies dept. at 
Whitman-Hanson Regional H.S. Bob has been 
awarded two Fulbright fellowships. He and his 
wife Joanne live in Halifax with daughters 
Laura and Janet.. Kathryn Kerrigan is dir. of 
the Women's Clinic in San Diego.. .Catherine 
Noonan is pres. of Bristol Noonan, Inc., a 
healthcare consulting business. She and her hus- 
band Kent live in Yellow Springs, OH, with sons 
Matthew, Michael. Derek and Kirk.. John Horan 
is a property mgr. at Hamilton Realty in Boston. 
He and his wife Barbara live in Brighton... 
Owning Riley's Roast Beef in Framingham 
keeps Joe Breed busy. He and wife Diane also 
live in Framingham. ..Henry Croker is a VP at 
Bank of Boston. He and wife Judy live in Sci- 
tuatc.Dist. Court Judge Dan Tooney presides 
at Leominster Dist. Court. He and wife Claire 
have two sons, Dan and Richard, and a daugh- 
ter, Kathryn. ..Ed Silva is a partner with Hart- 
zog, Silva & Davies in Franklin, TN...The field 
of law and a position as director of the BC 
Band keep Joe Casey very busy and much in- 
volved with BC. He and wife Paula live in Mel- 
rose with sons Michael, Stephen, Mark and Pe- 
ter and daughter Kristen...Tom Whelan is dir. 
of finance and admin, for Arthur Young & Co., 
Boston. He and wife Diane have a son, Tom, 
and a daughter, Kimberly...Bill Walsh is a part- 
ner with Venable Baetjer & Howard in McLean, 
VA. He and wife Patricia live in Arlington, VA, 
with their son Brian. ..Peggy Madore Tieri and 
husband Arthur live in Sturbridge with daugh- 
ter Christine and son Stephen ...Bob and Bar- 
bara Ridge Felkel reside in Kalamazoo, MI. He 
is a prof, of Spanish at W. Mich. Univ. and has 
published two books and many articles. 


Kathleen Brennan McMenimen 
147 Trapelo Rd. 
Waltham, MA 02154 
(617) 894-1247 

Classmates, please note that our 25th reunion is 
less than two years away. A successful, memora- 
ble reunion takes at least one full year of prepa- 
ration. We have just begun to hold reunion 
meetings and encourage as many classmates as 
possible to become active, committed members 
of the reunion committee. If interested, please 
drop a note to me or to Atty. Gerry Moore, 202 
Central St.. Lowell, MA 01852. ..Paul Hartwell 
is VP and acct. exec, with Donaldson Lufkin 
and Jenrette Sec. Corp. in Boston. ..Henry 
Lyons, III, writes that he is a partner with the 
law firm of Williams, Miller, Lyons & Hawley in 
Fairfield, CT.Dr. Peter Ojinnaka is an econo- 
mist in the internatl. economics relations dept. 
at the Central Bank of Nigeria. He received his 
MA from Harvard and PhD from Georgetown. 
Peter and his wife Becky have four 
boys. ..Charles Domingue is a clinical counselor 
in soc. work/mental health for the Diocesan Hu- 
man Relations Service in Saco, ME.. Joseph T. 


Kelley is the dir. of budget/finance for Law- 
rence. Joe has published numerous articles in 
several professional journals. ..Doris Kastorf 
Lawson and husband Edward G. Lawson, Esq., 
live in Pawtucket, RI, with their two children, 
Erika and Gustav... Sheila Barry is an any. in 
Wash., DC. She earned an MEd at the Univ. of 
Virg. and aJD at CU...John Gorman is a mgr. 
for Consolidated Rail Corp. in Phil., PA. Wife 
Jean McFadden is a member of the Class of 
'67. ..Anthony Marrec and his wife Maureen live 
in Wakefield. He is employed by Boston 
Gas. ..Thomas Cousineau is living in Paris, 
France, on assignment from the English dept. 
of Wash. Coll., Chestertown, MD. He and his 
wife Diane have two boys, David and Mat- 
thew.. Jane Maloney Heffernan is a school 
nurse in Acton. She and her husband Leo also 
live in Acton with their four children, Julie, Mi- 
chael, Susan and Thomas. ..Lawrence Magdalen- 
ski is a sr. personnel rep with Honeywell, 
Inc. ..Joseph McCormack is an FBI special agent 
in Chicago. He and his wife Judy have four 
children. ..Richard Fitzgerald is dir. of radiation 
therapy at Roper Hosp. in Charleston, S. Caro- 
lina. He and his wife Eva have two children, 
Jeffrey and Allison. Richard has published 
many professional articles. ..Larry Keough is a 
spec. ed. teacher in Quincy. He and his wife 
Carol have five children, William, Kristin, Mar- 
tin, Donald and Patricia. Larry also keeps busy 
as a college football official and is very active in 
the New Eng. Football Officials Assn. .Joseph 
Thompson is VP/actuary for The New England 
in Boston. Joe and his wife Patricia live in Lex- 
ington. .Jeanne Ricci Richards is a teacher in 
Middleboro. She and husband Tom have two 
children, Jonathan and Sara. ..Dr. Joseph Mo- 
relli is practicing dentistry in Saugus. Joe has 
several professional affiliations and lives in 
Wakefield with his wife Nancy and daughter 
Lauren. ..Atty. Thomas Bennett is a partner in 
the law firm of Barron 8c Stadfeld in Boston. 
Tom and his wife Catherine live in Mel- 
rose.. .Rosemary Bertucci Saluti is a manufac- 
turer's rep for S-Tech Corp. in N. Caldwell, NJ. 
She is married to Gerald Salute, PhD, 70 and 
they have two children, Gerald and Jo- 
seph. ..Elaine Prendergast Shea is teaching in 
Springfield. She and husband Tom '63 have two 
children, Matthew '90, and Amy, Barnard 
'91. ..Well, I'll close as usual, encouraging you all 
to take just a few minutes from your hectic lives 
and busy schedules (or quiet lives, if any of you 
have such wonderful gifts!) to drop me a note 
for this column. And, please, remember that a 
25th college reunion is a once-in-a-lifetime 
event. Get involved and plan on attending. 


Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict 

84 Rockland Place 

Newton Upper Falls, MA 02164 

Paul Francis, Esq., is working for the IRS in 

Wash., DC. He and Kay live in Annandale, 
VA...Leo Casey is a div. mgr. with Hills Dept. 
Stores. He and wife Dorothy reside in Norfolk 
with Lauri, 19, Allison, 17, and Jeanne-Marie, 
12. ..Mary Gallogly Williamson is a mgmt. sys- 
tems specialist with Hughes Aircraft. She 
earned her MA at Loyola of L.A. in '69. Mary 
and husband Harold live in Hawthorne, 
CA... Frank Schiappa is a CPA and lives in Fra- 

mingham. He and wife Mary Ellen have three 
children, Jay, Daniel and Michael. ..Arlenejac- 
quette is a foreign service officer in the U.S. 
Diplomatic Corps. She received her MA in '68 
from the Univ. of Virg. and her PhD from Van- 
derbilt Univ. in 76. ..Dick McCarte is pres. of 
Photo Resources Corp. and lives in Concord 
with wife Karen (Sperandio) and daughters 
Kerry Anne and Michelle Lee. ..Dave Sullivan, 
DDS, is in private practice in Greensboro, NC. 
He earned his DDS from Fairleigh Dickinson 
Univ. in 71. Dave and wife Pat have two girls, 
Lisa and Julie.. .Kathleen Harrington Bell is 
teaching at Wilmington H.S. in N. Chelmsford. 
She and Barry live with children Brian and 
Karen. ..Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict's old- 
est, Annmarie, was valedictorian of her class 
and heads for Middlebury Coll. in the 
fall. .John Howard is dir. of The Little House in 
Dorchester and lives in Milton with wife 
Judy.. .Bob Volner works for Monarch Crown 
Corp. He and wife Susan live in Kendal! Park, 
NJ, with children Sandra, Christine and 
Kevin. ..Bob Martinez, Esq., is with Brener, Wal- 
lack 8c Hill in Princeton, NJ. He earned his JD 
in 70 from NYU. Bob and wife Gayl, also an 
atty., live with children Marisa, Matthew and 
Christopher in Pennington, NJ..John L. Carr 
received his PhD in '88 from Ohio State, where 
he now teaches. John has a strong interest in 
science fiction. .John McNaught earned his JD 
from Suffolk Law in 75 and is with McNaught 
& Moriarty, PC. He and wife Sandy have three 
children: Denise (at Suffolk Univ.); John, III (at 
BC); and Robert (at the Univ. of Lowell). John 
serves as City Solicitor for Melrose. ..Ed Fallon is 
math coord, at N. Shore Regional. Voc. School. 
He and wife Mary live in Hathornc.Dick 
Bergagna is a It. col. in the Army. He and wife 
Bonnie live in Gambrills, MD...BU1 Brokowski is 
an ed. admin, in Phoenix, AZ. After earning his 
PhD from UConn, he and wife Roberta moved 
to Scottsdale...Ray Lagesse, SJ, is asst. to the 
dean of A&S at St. Louis Univ. He earned his 
MA from Fordham and his PhD from St. Louis 
Univ. ..Steve Darr is a partner with Seidman 8c 
Seidman in Boston. He earned his MBA in 70 
from the Univ. of Chicago... Tom Harrington is 
dir. of contracts for Textron Defense Systems. 
He and wife Doris live in Chelmsford. Tom re- 
ceived his MBA from NU and also attended 
RPI. The Harringtons have two children, Pat- 
rick and Thomas. ..Pedro Verdu is VP of Am 
South Bank in Birmingham, AL. He and wife 
Paula live in Mountain Brook, AL. ..Larry Straw, 
Esq., is an atty. in Santa Monica, CA, with Straw 
8c Gilmartin. He received his JD from USC in 
70. Larry and wife Linda have a daughter, Sta- 
cie Victoria... Mike O'Connell, Esq., is a partner 
with Rackema, Sawyer & Brewster. He earned 
his JD from Harvard in 71. Mike and wife 
Nancy live in Wenham with children Michael, 
17, and Samantha, 8.. .Mike Mannion, Esq., is a 
partner with Resha, Mannion & Smith in Dan- 
bury, CT. He earned hisJD from St. John's. 
Mike lives with wife Joyce and daughter Eliza- 
beth in Bethel, CT... Brendan Hoyt, Esq., prac- 
tices law in Reading, where he lives with wife 
Laura.. .B. James Cake is VP of finance for Fox 
Co. in PA. Jim and wife Susan live in Wayne, 
PA, with son Benjamin. ..Karen Spinks St. 
George is an English tutor at E. Windsor, CT, 
Middle School. She and husband George have 
three children, George, III, Matthew and Ste- 
phen. ..Elizabeth Goetz Serow teaches in the 
Coll. of Public Health at the Univ. of S. Fla. in 
Tallahassee. She received her PhD in '85. Eliza- 

beth and Bill Serow have one child, Ericka 
Margaret.. John and Mary Muskalsky Leary live 
in Framingham with their children, Megan (at 
Holy Cross), John and Brendan. ..Dave Fowler 
is a guidance counselor at Merrimac H.S. in 
New Hamp. He and wife Ann Marie live with 
daughter Kristine.. .Barbara Ward Matthews is 
an English teacher at Waltham H.S. She and 
husband Ed live in Millis...Dave Carr is a proba- 
tion officer in the Cambridge dist. court. He 
and wife Kathleen (Cregg), Newton '68, live in 
Arlington with children Timothy (PC *92), 
Becky, Melanie and Aileen.-.Burt and Ann Col- 
lins Parcels live in Brockton with their six chil- 
dren, Daniel, Mary, Michael, Kate, Chris and 
Julie.. Joan Browne Iacono works with Sullivan, 
Rosania & Iacono in Stoughton. She is a mem- 
ber of the Natl. Assn. of Orthopedic Nurses. 
Husband Vinny Iacono is an orthopedic sur- 
geon. Their children are Katie, Susan and Caro- 
line. ..Dennis Griffin, MD, also an orthopedic 
surgeon, has moved to Wellesley. He and wife 
Maura have five children, twins Kathryn and 
Elizabeth, Cristin, Edward (Teddy), and the new 
baby, Ann Bradley... Dick Bevilacqua is a dir. 
with New Eng. Business Consultants of Me- 
thuen. He and wife Nancy live in Reading with 
Cory.. Jerry York is head hockey coach at Bowl- 
ing Green. He lives in Ohio with wife Roberta 
'69 and children Laura and Brendan. ..Dick 
O'Hare is fleet supt. for Continental Baking Co. 
in Phil. He and wife Ellen live in Audubon, 
PA. ..Carol Coakley Genereux is a nursing in- 
structor at the New Eng. Baptist Hosp. She and 
husband George have two children, John and 
Michael.. .Cheryl A. Douglass is living in Wob- 
urn..Joe Sano, Esq., is an atty. with Sano & 
Croft in Lynn. Joe received his JD from Suffolk 
in 70. ..Sr. Eleanor Haskell, SP, is a treatment 
nurse at the Pine Manor Nursing Home in 
Springfield. ..Donald Gervais is teaching in 
Brockton and lives in Abington.. Joe Kiley is a 
VP with First Boston Corp. in New York. Joe 
and wife Carol live in Allandale, NJ, with chil- 
dren Christopher, Gregory and David.. .Ed Mul- 
doon is VP of group operations for Prudential 
Ins. Co. He and wife Anne reside in Tulsa, 
OK...Inge Johannssen Schultz is a psychothera- 
pist in private practice in Brookfield, CT. She 
and husband Al live with son Andy in New 
Fairfield, CT...Dick Reardon is dir. of mgmt. 
services for the Archdiocese of Boston. He and 
wife Barbara live in Milton. ..Rick Dunn is an 
English teacher at Norwood Jr. H.S. and de- 
votes many volunteer hours to BC.Ed Guil- 
foyle is dir. of reimbursement at Carney Hosp. 
He and wife Marilyn live in Braintree.. Jean 
McFadden Gorman lives in Marlton, NJ, with 
children John, Jennifer and John William... 
Patricia Petrone is a sr. nurse consultant with 
Aetna Life Ins. Co. She and husband Joe live in 
Southington, CT, with children Mark, Christo- 
pher and Andrea.. .Carolyn Kenny Koehler lives 
in N. Andover with husband George and chil- 
dren Michael and Daniel.. .Honor Keegan is a 
med. clinical specialist at Carney Hosp. ..Karen 
Flanagan is a clinical mgr. at Carney Hosp. She 
and husband John live in Milton. ..Sr. Marie 
Consuela McNamara, SP, is coord, of volun- 
teers at Providence Ministries for the Needy in 
Holyoke.. Joanne Folts Mackey is dir. of the 
UCP Developmental Ctr. in Spring Lake, NC. 
She has six children, Daniel, Patrick, Brian, 
Dawn, Christopher and Timothy. Joanne is very 
active in local health groups. ..Carol Fronc 
Bejtlich teaches French and Spanish in Biller- 
ica. She and husband Dick have three children, 


Richard, Theresa and Lauri. Carol received her 
master's from Mich. State in '69... Elizabeth 
Betsy Connors Myers passed away earlier this 
year. The class offers its condolences to her hus- 
band Fred and to her son and daughter.. John 
Conklin is employed by the Dept. of the Army 
at the Pentagon. ..Mitchell Swierz is a state 
trooper in Ver. Mitch is an Army veteran, hav- 
ing served in Vietnam. ..Bill Risio is field sales 
admin, for Amer. Express. He and wife Mary 
live in Needham Heights. ..Don Portanova is a 
tech. editor for Sanders Assocs. of Nashua, NH. 
He and wife Judy live in Pelham, NH...Rev. 
Philippe Thibodeau may be found at St. Bri- 
gid's Parish in Nova Scotia.. .Dave Reardon is 
with GM as mgr. of the Fleet Asst. Ctr. in Pon- 
tiac, MI. He and wife Mary Ellen live in Roches- 
ter Hills, MI, with children Katherine and Tim. 


Faith Brouillard Hughes 
37 Oxford Circle 
Belmont, MA 02178 

Randi Slaatten Sack teaches first grade in White 
Plains, NY, at the same school where Barbara 
Richardson Forsythe '64 teaches kindergarten. 
Randi and Joe live in Briarcliff Manor, NY, with 
daughter Marielle, a seventh grader. Their son 
Joseph is a sr. at Holy Cross and daughter Lau- 
ren is a soph, at Villanova... Barbara Madden 
Johnson, of New York, is pres. of NLP Amer., 
Inc., a therapy, career development and mgmt. 
consulting business. Following Newton, she went 
to the Univ. of Maryland to pursue her counsel- 
ing certifications. Barbara has done extensive 
travelling during her 20 yrs. in this field and 
will soon be in Boston "on a regular irregular 
schedule." She would love to get together with 
any classmates. Barbara's Boston number is 617- 
484-2264. ..Your correspondent is starting the 
last year of her three-yr. term as chairwoman of 
the BC Newton College Scholarship Fund. My 
son, J. Dana Hughes, will be a freshman at Har- 
vard this fall. 


Judith Anderson Day 
415 Burr St. 
Fairfield, CT 06430 
(203) 255-2448 

Jim Littleton 

39 Dale St. 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 

(617) 738-5147 

Mike McGee was named to head the new 26- 
bed relapse unit at Chit-Chat Farms, located at 
the Caron Foundation headquarters in Wer- 
nersville, PA. He was a former therapist at Chit- 
Chat Farms and resides in Reading, PA... Ed 
Murphy, the former commissioner of the dept. 
of mental health for the State of Mass., was 
named exec. dir. of the Mass. Health and Ed. 
Auth. Ed is a Needham resident. ..Ed Tulinski is 
VP of sales for the Harper Co. in Meriden, CT. 
Ed, wife Dolores and sons Michael and Jason 
live in Middlefield, CT.-.Paul Broesch is close- 
up editor for TV Guide in Radnor, PA. Paul, 
wife Claudia and son Andrew live in Philadel- 
phia, PA. Nick Wadden is a teacher in Cam- 
bridge. Nick, wife Donna and sons William and 

Christopher are living in N. Reading.. .Dennis 
Atwood is exec. VP at St. Francis Xavier Hosp., 
Charleston, SC. Dennis, wife Susan and sons 
Scott, Brian and Marc also reside in Charles- 
ton. ..Stephen Sullivan is on the board of dirs. 
of the Greater Trenton, NJ, mental health sys- 
tem. Steve is in sales for Mutual Benefit Cos. of 
Valley Forge, PA. He lives in W. Trenton, NJ, 
with wife Margaret and children Kathleen, Mi- 
chael and Patrick.. .Anne Diamond Spivak is 
special events coord, at the Natl. Museum of 
Amer. History in Wash., DC. She and husband 
Joel live in Bethesda, MD... David Bennett is a 
gen. mgr. with Omnilift, Inc.. in Warminster, 
PA. David, wife Wendy and children Andrea 
and David are living in Jamison, PA. ..Elena 
Vega Jenewein is spec. ed. dept. chairperson at 
Stafford H.S., Falmouth, VA. Elena, husband 
Harold and sons Andrew and Kevin are resid- 
ing in Fredericksburg, VA... Marguerite Nelson 
Cresking is an instructor of ed. psych, at St. 
Thomas Aquinas Coll. in Sparkill, NY, and is 
currently a doctoral student in ed. psych, at 
Fordham Univ.. .Chris Allen is an asst. prof, in 
the poli. sci. dept. at the Univ. of Georgia. He 
attended the Ctr. for European Studies at Har- 
vard Univ. during the past summer.. Ronald 
Beattie is VP of fiscal affairs at Youville Hosp. 
in Cambridge. Ron, wife Carol and children Mi- 
chael and Kristina are residing in Water- 
town.. .Ann Hickie McDevitt is a gerontological 
nurse at the Edith Rogers Memorial Veterans 
Hosp. in Bedford. She lives with husband David 
in Burlington. ..Paul Laconto is first justice in 
the Spencer dist. court. He resides in Holden 
with wife Susan and daughters Stephanie and 
Natalie.. .Rita Gramzau Forte is a first grade 
teacher in Burlington, where she resides with 
husband Kennell... Walter Urbones is a VP with 
Hellmuth, Orata and Kassabaum in Wash., DC. 
Walter, wife Cathy and daughters Monica, 
Laura and Alison reside in Silver Spring, 
MD... Robert Kovacevich is business develop- 
ment dir. for United Arts of Central Fla. Rob- 
ert, wife Laurie and daughter Brigette live in 
Casselberry, FL...John Dwyer is a small business 
consultant with Gen. Business Services in Stow. 
He and wife Nancy live in Harvard. ..John May 
is a gen. atty. with New Eng. Tel. in Boston. 
John, wife Caroline and children live in Con- 
cord-Jim Belter is exec. VP for Security Capi- 
tal Credit Corp. in Glastonbury, CT, where he 
resides with his wife and daughter.. John Buck- 
ley is a mgr. of field facilities for Cullinet Soft- 
ware in Westwood... Walter Tobin is VP of 
Schwebber Electronics, Inc., in Bedford and re- 
sides with wife Janice in Needham. ..Paul Brin- 
demoir was named business mgr. at Monadnock 
Development Services, Inc., Keene, NH...Myrna 
Cohen Thurnher is a teacher at Rippon Middle 
School, Woodbridge, VA, and resides there with 
her husband George and children. ..David 
Gangi is a VP of real estate development in 
Topsfield, where he resides with his wife 
Cheryl. ..Francis Fish is a principal with Buck- 
hurst Fish et al., city planners, in NYC. Francis, 
wife Julia and children Catherine and Andrew 
reside in Mt. Vernon, NY. .Paul Tanguau is a 
pathologist at Tufts Med. School. Paul, wife 
Nancy and children live in Natick... Ronald 
Jones is a teacher at a Jesuit high school in 
Tampa, FL, where he resides with his wife Jen- 
nifer.. .Don Rosato is a gen. mgr. at Polyson, 
Inc., in Leominister, where he was named "En- 
gineer of the Year" for '88 by the Society of 
Plastic Engineers. ..Bill Putnam is a financial 
consultant with Shearson Lehman, Hutton in 

Potsdam, NY. where he resides with his wife 
Kathryn and children Brian, Shaun, Shanna 
and Kerry.. .Greg Mach is a sr. scientist with Ra- 
dio Systems in Rockville, MD. He lives in 
Crownsville, MD, with his wife Anne Marie and 
children Karen, Katherine, Mary Kelly, Joseph 
and Michael. ..Maureen Nally Castellana is an 
ambulatory nurse at New Eng. Med. Ctr. Mau- 
reen, husband Joseph Castellana and children 
Andrew and Elizabeth reside in Auburndale. 
Joe is a VP at Mass. Eye and Ear.. .Phil Cleary is 
an assoc. prof, at S. New Eng. School of Law in 
New Bedford. ..Tom Delaney is a contract ad- 
min, with VSE Corp. in Comarillo. CA. and 
lives in Osnard, CA, with wife Sandra. ..Laura 
Diskavich is a nurse practitioner with the Hart- 
ford, CT, health dept.. Joe Rossi is a teacher 
and house leader for the N. Adams public 
schools. Joe and wife Allison live in Pitts- 
field. ..Tom McGinn is an atty. with the law firm 
of Miller, Walsh & Maura in Milwaukee, WI. 


Dennis "Razz" Berry, Esq. 
15 George St. 
Waylahd, MA 01778 

Hi, gang.. .Now that we're into our 20th yr., do 
you all feel more solid and mature?. ..If you do. 
then why are you reading this column? (proba- 
bly because it's the only one you've got!).. .But in 
all seriousness, I do hope many of you will par- 
ticipate in the 20th anniv. year activities.. .Now, 
for a little news.. .Heard from some of our New 
York contingent this time.. .We'll start with a 
word on some nuptials. Suellen Aderholt sent 
along news of her recent wedding to D. Peter 
Nelson, of Poughkeepsie, where the couple is 
living, after what was reported to be a great 
honeymoon in Bermuda; no details were pro- 
vided. She's working as a physician's asst. at the 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt V.A. Hosp. in nearby 
Montrose.. .Another classmate making news in 
the Empire State is Ed Little, who was one of 
the three lead prosecutors in the recent success- 
ful Wedtecfi case against a couple of New York 
political figures. Ed's making news of a different 
sort with his recent wedding to another lawyer 
in his office, Mary Shannon, who felt two prose- 
cutors in the family were too many, and so she 
is now doing defense work.. .At Ed's wedding 
the best man was our own Steve Amoroso, who 
is practicing law in Manhattan. He's still living 
the bachelor life and realizes he's a dying 
breed. ..But there are still a few good men 
left.. .Also heard from Lou DiCarlo a few mos. 
ago. He reported that he's a law clerk forjudge 
Peter Roseto in the county trial court in New 
York. He has held this position for two differ- 
ent judges for the last several years. Lou also 
reported an adventure on Cape Cod, where he 
was vacationing. He happened to admire a 
number of white cottages in N. Truro, only to 
find out, to his surprise, that they were Days 
Cottages, run by our own Joe Days. Lou and 
Joe hadn't seen each other for 18 yrs. and en- 
joyed a good visit and a number of memories... I 
spent some time in Wash., DC, last May with 
Lou's law school roommate Bill Conti, as well as 
Neal Trully, when the three of us were sworn 
in to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Can 
you see any one of us arguing some ground 
breaking case at the high court! Will wonders 
ever cease!).. .Neal is a partner in a Boston law 
firm and he lives in Hingham with his wife Mel- 
issa and their two daughters. I hadn't seen Neal 


in probably 15 yrs., but as things go, I saw him 
again a couple of weeks later when his wife was 
running a bike-a-thon to raise money for The 
New Eng. Home for Little Wanderers. I rode a 
50-mile course, had a lot of fun and made a lit- 
tle money for a worthy cause.. .A couple of ma- 
jor promotions to mention this time. ..David Ko- 
chanowsky, a CPA, has joined the Boston office 
of Coopers and Lybrand as regional dir. of fi- 
nance and admin, for the firm's N.E. region. 
Dave has been with C & L in their Conn, office 
since '84 and, before joining them, was dir. of R 
8c D for Litton Industries' New Britain machine 
div. and an adjunct prof, at the Univ. of Hart- 
ford. ..Kevin Mulvaney, a 17-yr. veteran of the 
Bank of Boston, has been named their exec. VP 
and group exec, for the internatl. banking divi- 
sion. In his new post, he'll be responsible for 
the bank's operations in 27 countries around 
the world. ..Congratulations to both of these new 
high level execs.. .Let's get out of the great N.E. 
for a minute to report on Gerard Moran, who 
just launched Moran Information and Publish- 
ing Service, in Amsterdam. A long time Euro- 
pean resident, he earned a PhD in European 
history at Cornell in '78. Gerard's new firm spe- 
cializes in interlingual and intercultural commu- 
nication between American and European 
clients with an emphasis on European develop- 
ments in the creation of the European Internal 
Market by '92. ..So if it's all Greek to you, well 
you know who you can call. ..That's it for this 
time. Looking forward to the Bowl Game and to 
seeing a lot of you at reunion activities. 


71 N 

Thomas J. Capano, Esq. 
2500 W. 17th St. 
Wilmington, DE 19806 

Georgina Pardo Blanke 
530 Malaga Ave., #4 
Coral Gables, FL33134 

As of this writing, Betty Menaghan is living in 
Ohio with husband James and teaching at Ohio 
State. ..Nancy Fox is a realtor in Jacksonville, 
FL, and is married to Edward Akers. ..Kathleen 
Pratt resides in Cohasset with husband Glenn 
and teaches in the public school system... 
Madeline Finnerty is a mgr. of customer ser- 
vices for United Tel. Co. of Ohio. Among her 
recent professional accomplishments is a trip to 
China and Hong Kong in '88 as a People to 
People delegate. ..Mary Lou Delong is married 
to Jeffrey and recently left Harvard Med. 
School as dir. of major gifts to join the BC 
Development Office as dir. of individual giv- 
ing. ..Angela Nanni is VP at Global Computers 
in NYC and is married to Allan Scott.. Joan 
Cote Pare resides in New Jersey with husband 
James and daughters Jessica and Jane. She is a 
social worker for a local school system. ..Eileen 
Wiegand and husband Tom Sutula have three 
daughters, Katie, Meg and Annie, and live in 
Madison, WI...Peg Mastrianni is exec. asst. to 
the pres. of Polytechnic Univ. in NYC... 
Margaret Hricko Crane is a med. social worker 
consultant in Simsbury, CT. She and husband 
Raymond have three children, Erica, Alison and 
Brett. ..Lynn McNally Cooper lives in Virginia 
with husband Kevin and children Peter and 
Laureen... Peggy Marcotte is a mktg. mgr. for 

IBM in White Plains, NY.. .Pat Massa Bass is an 

atty. in Nutley, NJ. She is married to Robert...! 
hope that I haven't left any news out. There is 
talk of a mini-reunion in Oct. Hope to have 
seen you then if it comes through. In the mean- 
time, wish me luck because I am house hunting. 
As soon as I buy, you all are invited down for a 
visit. Love, Gigi. 


Lawrence G. Edgar 
530 S. Barrington Ave., #110 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
(213) 209-6710 

There was a West Coast class reunion here in 
Cal. over the July 4th weekend. Brian Corrigan 
was celebrating his accomplishment as the top- 
producing mortgage broker in the country this 
year for Coldwell Banker Co.. .Real estate Atty. 
Kevin Shannon came down from San Francisco; 
U.S. Justice Dept. Atty. Ed Jantzen came up 
from San Diego; arid we all met in Orange 
County, along with securities firm owner John 
Coll and broker/developer Jim Fallon '73...I re- 
ceived a note from Mike Barry reporting that 
he's relocated to Dublin, Ireland, with 
DEC. ..Plenty of other classmates have been 
moving, as well.. .Tom HoIIey, formerly an atty. 
in Denver, is now managing dir. of Public Fi- 
nancial Mgmt., Inc., in Orlando, FL...Bill Geld- 
ing, formerly a tax atty., has joined the* broker- 
age div. of Shannon and Luchs in Wash., 
DC. ..John Malarkey is practicing law in Chicago 
with the firm of Vedder, Price, Kaufman 8c 
Kammholz...Jane Hooban is a sr. fin. analyst at 
the Anchor Savings Bank in Wayne, NJ..Jack 
Desens is a VP with Prudential Bache on Wall 
St. ..Catherine Mahoney is an atty. with the 
Boston firm of Brown, Rudhick, Freed 8c Ges- 
mer... Meanwhile, Jim Condon and Michael Cif- 
rino have left law practices to join the Mass. Bay 
Transportation Auth. and the Pentagon, respec- 
tively.. .Paul Ginnetty is a psychologist at St. Jo- 
seph's Coll. on L.I. ..Paul Martin has joined the 
Atlanta firm of Horizon Mortgage and Invest- 
ment Co. as a VP...Mary Erlandson Maloney 
has her own law practice in W. Roxbury... Frank 
Ziegler is asst. gen. counsel of Comdisco, Inc., 
in Rosemont, IL.. Joanne St. Germain Delaney, 
a school psychologist in Framingham, received 
her MBA from BC this year...Vince Zulkowski, 
who was chief engr. at WVBC during college, is 
putting those skills to good use as a sr. tech. 
writer at Summa Four, Inc., in Manchester, 
NH..John Alexander is pres. of Marketplace 
Software, Irrc., near Buffalo.. .Mike Swords has 
a psychologist's practice called Back Cove Coun- 
seling in Portland, ME. .Joe Boulanger has 
moved his law practice to Andover... Daniel 
Ward is chief of marketing at U.S. Surgical 
Corp. in Norwalk, CT...Nick Spirito is a vascu- 
lar surgeon at New Eng. Surgical Assocs. in 
Brighton.. .Maryann Gilligan Rose, who was 
formerly mgr. of retail operations at Fanueil 
Hall Marketplace, is now gen. mgr. of Rowes 
Wharf.. John Peterson is parts mgr. at the Im- 
ported Car Store in Melbourne, FL.. .Walter 
Kelly is a partner in the law firm of Kelly 8c 
Grandfield in W. Roxbury.. .Tom Murphy is a 
real estate broker with the Conrad Group in 
Braintree.. .Kevin McColgan is a programmer/ 
analyst with the firm of Bolt, Beranck, and 
Newman of Cambridge. ..Patricia Martin Gib- 
bons is nursing coord, at the New Eng. Baptist 
Hosp...Dr. Alfred Duda is dir. of the Internatl. 
Joint Commission in Windsor, Ontario. ..Bob 

DeBonis is a field atty. with the NLRB in 
L. A. ..Robert Cholko is dir. of budgets and 
acctg. policies at'E.M. Industries, Inc., in Haw- 
thorne, NY. ..Cheryl Cahill is a nursing prof, at 
the Univ. of Ariz, in Tucson. ..Charles Bopp is a 
Secret Service agent in Wash., DC. ..Michael 
Aiesi has moved from Greensboro, NC, to New 
York as an FBI agent.. Janina Birtolo is a re- 
porter with Cape Cod Newspapers in Sand- 
wich. .Jane Bent is a landscape architect with a 
firm in Randolph, VT... Finally, our condolences 
to the families of Ted Dale and Albert Abbruz- 
zesse, both of whom passed away last spring. 


Nancy Brouillard 

8727 Ridge Rd. 
Bethesda, MD 20817 

Dr. Robert Verdon, father of Beany Verdon 
and Jane Bunny Verdon, NC'64, died last Dec. 
Please keep the Verdon family in your prayers. 
Beany just passed the New York state licensing 
exam and opened a private practice as a clinical 
psychologist. . .Shelly Noone Connolly is starting 
a new career as a reporter for the Montgomery 
County journal. Shelly will be writing about activ- 
ities in the Clarksburg, MD, area...MJ. Din- 
neen, MD, is now practicing emergency medi- 
cine in Dayton, OH. ..Congratulations to Sr. 
Aileen Cohalan, RSCJ, who recently celebrated 
her golden jubilee. Sr. Cohalan is living at Ken- 
wood Convent of the Sacred Heart in Al- 
bany.. .My mail box is lonely without some news. 
Without news, our column becomes smaller. 
Please send cards and letters. Also, please com- 
plete the alumna update form. 


Robert M. Connor 
Two High Fields 
Wayland, MA 01778 
(508) 358-5655 


Christine A. Hardiman 
16 Prospect St. 
Hyde Park, MA 02136 

Peggy Publicover Kring is a reading resource 
teacher at Mayport Jr. H.S. in Atlantic Beach, 
FL. She received her master's in reading from 
the Univ. of S. Fla. in '78 and was named a 
"Fla. State Master Teacher" from '84-'87. Peggy 
is a member of many assns., two of them being 
the Internatl. Reading Assn. and the Natl. 
Council of Teachers of English. She and hus- 
band Michael have two children, Rebecca and 
Patrick.. .In addition to her work at NYNEX, 
Mary Doherty Ellroy is the VP of On Our Way, 
a residence for deaf adults. Mary's interest in 
computers is evident; she's a member of the 
Boston Computer Society and the Interactive 
Computing Society.. .Meg Bracken Cherchia is a 
clinical social worker with Psychotherapy Assocs. 
in Milford. Meg and husband Peter live in Med- 
way and are the parents of Sara, 8, Elizabeth, 4, 
and Paul, 2. ..Maureen McKeown is the dir. of 
speech pathology and audiology at Mills Memo- 
rial Hosp. in San Mateo, CA. She and husband 
John Larkin have one daughter, Elizabeth 
Noe... Margaret Mulcahy O'Neil is the dir. of 
employee assistance programs at TLC Assocs., 


Inc., in Morristown, NJ. She and husband 
Thomas have two sons, Thomas, Jr., and James 
Paul. ..Sally Kennedy Tilow and husband Neil 
live in Cincinnati, OH, with their three children, 
Drew, Adam and Brady.. .Pat Saling is an assoc. 
prof, at Duke Univ. Med. Ctr. She and husband 
Keith Burridge live in Chapel Hill, NC. Trudy 
Burns took a sabbatical from her job at the 
Shawmut Bank to "make a once-in-a-lifetime 
solo journey" from Boston across the U.S. to the 
S. Pacific. She ended up living in Australia for 
eight mos. When Trudy returned to Boston, she 
decided that she was not a snow bird after all 
and moved to Honolulu. That was a year ago. 
Trudy was due to take the Hawaii Bar exam last 
Feb. She is now actively involved in real estate 
sales and plans a career combination of law and 
real estate in Hawaii... Sandra Phelan and hus- 
band Dennis Roberts are living in Piedmont, 
CA, with their two daughters. ..Antonia Ruiber- 
riz is still living in Hollywood, FL, and is teach- 
ing five high school subjects: algebra II, geome- 
try, trig., pre-calculus and calculus. ..Your class 
correspondent finished a course in wage and 
salary admin, at Bentley Coll. this past spring. 
Many thanks to those who wrote. 


Patricia McNabb Evans 
33 Stratton Lane 
Foxboro, MA 02035 

Heidi Schwarzbauer Steiger 
12 W. 96th St., #4B 
New York, NY 10025 
(212) 749-4803 

Class update: Vincent J. Russo, of Pappas & 
Russo, Attys. at Law, has dedicated his practice 
to the area of elder law, assisting the elderly 
with regard to their specific concerns and prob- 
lems. He is a founding member, treas. and 
member of the board of dirs. of the Natl. Acad, 
of Elder Law Attys... Anne M. Goggin has been 
elected to the position of second VP by the 
board of dirs. of The New England, a Boston- 
based life insurer and financial service institu- 
tion. ..Lawrence P. Heffernan is pres. of the 
Beachwood Knoll Neighborhood Assn., serving 
on the conservation commission in the Quincy 
area. ..John R. Launie has been appointed sr. 
VP of MF§ Service Ctr., Inc. He is a member of 
the Mass. Society of CPAs and the Amer. Insti- 
tute of CPAs. John resides in Milton with his 
wife Mary and their three children.. .Stephen J. 
McGrath recently made his formal announce- 
ment of running for mayor of Quincy. He 
wants to continue to fight the location of a 
sludge treatment plant at the Fore River Ship- 
yard and a proposal to reopen a rail line 
through Quincy. Stephen also wants to address 
the improvement of public education and the 
rejuvenation of downtown Quincy. He opposes 
any attempts to override, the tax limitations of 
Prop. 2 1/2. ..Judith Hynes has joined Grubb & 
Ellis as the new dir. of research for the N.E. re- 
gion. From the company's midtown Manhattan 
office, she will oversee all research activities of 
the N.E. regional offices, update information, 
conduct mkt. studies and implement a new com- 
puterized mktg. system. ..Jim Connors has re- 
cently completed his second master's degree at 
BC (MST in biology '77, MA in developmental 
psychology '88). He has been working at BC 

High as a chemistry teacher since '76 and has 
recently been appointed science dept. chairper- 
son. ..Barbara Kerckie is teaching second grade 
at St. Ambrose School in Dorchester.. .Mary 
Kurt-Mason and her husband Lindsey have 
moved from Alaska to Pagosa Springs in S. Col., 
where they both teach elem. school. They have 
two boys, Seth, 7, and Jordan, 4, and will return 
to Alaska this summer for a month of visiting 
and salmon fishing. ..Stephen M. Connors was 
named exec. dir. of the Southern Tier Assn. for 
the Blind, which serves 725 legally blind people 
in three New York counties. He previously 
worked at Education Development Assocs. of 
Durham, NH. Stephen currently lives in Horse- 
heads, NY, with his wife Amy Collura Connors 
'76 and daughters Rachel and Rebecca... 
Gaetano Muzio recently announced the opening 
of his new cafe/ristorante in NYC, "Chow, Mu- 
zio." Best of luck, Gaetano!. ..Urs F. Nager and 
his wife Kathleen A. Leary '76, JD '79, have 
moved to Hudson, NH, due to Urs' company, 
Burndy Corp., relocating to Manchester, NH. 
He is now mgr. of advanced design for the com- 
pany's electrical div. Kathy is the dir. of the 
Women's Resource Ctr. for the Nashua YWCA 
and also does some professional consulting/ 
workshops. ..Richard J. Harris is now living in 
Phil, and working as mktg. mgr. for The Penn 
Mutual Life Ins. Co. He received his MBA in 
mktg. from Suffolk Univ. in Boston and an MA 
in communications from W. Mich. Univ. in Ka- 
lamazoo, where he worked for six yrs. as com- 
munications dir. for a super regional bank hold- 
ing company. ..Vito Tulimiero recently showed 
several of his large floral photographs in a show 
entitled "Winter's Dreams: A Flower Show" at 
the Atrium Gallery in Cambridge. He has been 
taking photos of flowers since childhood and is 
still captivated by them. Vito studied black and 
white photography at BC and color photogra- 
phy at the New Eng. School of Photography. He 
currently resides in Maiden. ..Karen Webster 
passed away in April in St. John's Hosp. in Low- 
ell after a long illness. She was an RN at St. 
John's for five yrs. until '82. Born in Lowell, 
Karen moved to Chelmsford in '79. She gradu- 
ated from Notre Dame Acad, in Tyngsboro in 
'71, and, after BC, Karen went on to graduate 
from Newton-Wellesley Hosp.'s School of Nurs- 
ing in '77. ..Howard Richardson, financial aid/ 
admissions asst. at Cayuga Cbmmunity Coll. in 
New York, has recently been appointed to the 
admin, staff. He has served for more than 10 
yrs. in public and human services admin. Prior 
to joining Cayuga, he was a counseling supv. for 
the Cayuga County employment and training 
dept. and job development counselor for the 
Cayuga County Action Program., James Aloisi, 
of E. Boston, has recently been appointed the 
M.T.A. gen. counsel. He is a well-known com- 
munity activist and is the vice chairman of the 
E. Boston planning and zoning advisory com- 
mittee, as well as the pres. of the E. Boston 
Neighborhood of Affordable Housing. 


Gerald B. Shea, Esq. 
5 Cass St., #4 
W. Roxbury, MA 02132 
(617) 323-7368 

Gail Mosman Murphy and husband Terry wel- 
comed a third daughter, Lindsay Gibson, in 
Sept. of '88. Weighing in at 8 lbs., 1 oz., Lindsay 
delighted sisters Jessica, 6, and Kelly, 4. The 
Murphys live in Norwood... Still an asst. U.S. 

atty., former UGBC pres. Duane Deskins has 
swapped L.A. tor Boston, where he ably prose- 
cutes the "bad guys." He lives in Back 
Bay.. .Bradford is home to David Bardelli, wife 
Anne, and infant Andrew, 8 mos. Dave, a cas- 
ualty underwriting supv. for the Hartford Ins. 
Group in Cambridge, sports a C.P.C.U. designa- 
tion. Closer to home, he is a member of Haver- 
hill's health board... The Alumni Assn. has 
named Alan Quebec its assoc. dir. For the last 
six yrs., Al served as dir. of the annual fund. 
His new duties include responsibility for alumni 
club activities and nationwide implementation of 
a new grand annual meeting program. Al, wife 
Barbara and their four children reside in New- 
ton.. .The Alumni Assn.'s FAX is (617) 552- 
4626. The number for record updates, address 
changes, etc. is 552-2894.. .Dorothy Malone Ris- 
ing teaches surgical nursing at the Univ. of Ver. 
and is developing a case mgmt. program for 
frail and elderly rural dwellers. She received 
her MS in '88 from the Univ. of Lowell. With 
husband Charles, Dorothy lives in Johnson, 
VT... Kathleen Havlin received her MD from 
Northwestern in '82. Specializing in oncology, 
Dr. Havlin lives in San Antonio, TX, and prac- 
tices at the Audie Murphy V.A. Hosp. ..Dir. of 
development for the New Haven, CT, Long 
Wharf Theatre is Patricia Ford. She received 
her MA in history from BC in '77. ..Mary S. 
Kelly is a research assoc. and adj. prof, at trie 
Teaching Coll., Columbia Univ., from which she 
received her PhD in '87. Mary lives in the 
Bronx...A legal eagle, William J. Roll is a part- 
ner with Shearman & Sterling and has moved to 
its L.A. office from New York. Bill received his 
JD from Cornell in '79. He is married to Terry 
Barchenko, Law '85...SybiHe C.B. Stillger An-. 
derson, whose fine photography graced our Sub 
Turri yearbooks, has studied industrial and ap- 
plied photography at the Franklin Institute. She 
resides on Nantucket with husband Robert and 
children Jeremy, 5, and Myrrha, 4. ..Until the 
next time, God bless! 


Roland J. Regan, Esq. 
P.O. Box 704 
Boston, MA 02102 
(617) 267-6410 ext. 565 

I hope things are going well with all of you 
since I last corresponded. The summer has 
passed us by, all too quickly it seems. But now 
that fall has arrived, it's time to enjoy BC foot- 
ball. This season should be quite interesting 
with our new look in offense and defense incor- 
porated by the coaching staff. The schedule, as 
usual, will be very challenging for both the team 
and their fans alike!. ..As every issue appears, 
more of our classmates are deciding to enter the 
state of matrimony. Ellen Velazquez (formerly 
Ms. Vladessa) married Edgar Velazquez on June 
22 in '86. Ellen works at the Philip Morris 
Credit Corp. as a financial analyst. She received 
her MBA from Pace Univ. Ellen and Edgar re- 
cently celebrated the birth and christening of 
son Philip Manuel. Godparents are Claire Dowl- 
ing-Deane '78 and L. Nicholas Deane '76... 
Lauraine Smith Raskovic was married on July 
12 in '86. She works at Moody's in NYC. .On 
May 11, Richard Laider married Ruth Myers at 
Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead. He is a sr. 
tech. analyst with the Agfa-Compugraphic divi- 
sion in Wilmington. Richard has received both 
an MA from BC and an MBA from BU. The 
couple will reside in Wilmington. ..Turning to 


the world of business, Howard Barr was re- 
cently appointed a Midwest sales rep. for Eaton 
Vance Distributors. His territory will include 
111., Ind. and Mich...Codman Assocs., brokers in 
commercial real estate, announced that, effec- 
tive May 1, Stephen Lynch has been named 
exec. VP. His duties, as head of the suburban 
dept., will include sales, leasing, appraisal and 
consulting on commercial properties. In his 
spare time, Steve teaches commercial real estate 
mktg. and negotiating at NU. He lives in New- 
ton... Gregory Lucas, another Codman Assocs. 
exec, has also been named an exec. VP. He will 
be responsible for the Alewife Ctr. project, the 
Riverfront Office Park development and Uni- 
versity Place. Some of his clients have included 
IBM, Lotus Development Corp., Genetics Insti- 
tute and Bay State Health Care. Greg resides in 
Manchester.. .Turning to the world of medicine 
and education — as of July, D. Grinberg-Funes, 
MD, has begun her sixth yr. of residency as 
chief resident of urology at the Univ. of Cincin- 
nati School of Med. She recently presented a 
paper at the Natl. Amer. Urologic Assn. and 
intends to present three more this Oct. in Chi- 
cago. ..Paula DeMaria-Mitton, PhD, is, a licensed 
psychologist and is currently working part-time 
in a private practice in York, PA. Husband E. 
John Mitton is a practicing atty. and assoc. with 
Wolfson 8c Blackwell in York. They have two 
children, Christopher, 4, and Jennifer, born last 
Dec. 13. ..Well, that's all for now! The mgmt. 
consulting and corp. law practice has and will 
continue to keep me very busy until we corre- . 
spond again. Let's hope the '89 BC football 
team will have a bowl in its future. For those 
hockey fans among us, BC's incoming freshman 
class is by far the best ever! The future looks 
bright for an NCAA championship. Also, look 
for our basketball team to improve this year and 
next. Take care! 


CathleenJ. Ball Foster 
12306 Grandview Ave. 
Silver Spring, MD 20902 

I am writing this from my summer retreat in E. 
Sandwich on the Cape. This vacation has been a 
little different from our standard model. My 
husband Ed 77 has spent the better part of July 
in Newport, RI, in Naval Reserve Chaplaincy 
School, while Caitlin, 10, Lauren, 5, and I 
"batch it" here on the Cape. Luckily, he gets his 
weekends off! How was your summer?. ..Julie 
Butler has started her own newspaper/magazine 
for parents called Fairfield Country Kids. She 
runs the monthly publication out of her home 
in Conn. Julie had been working full-time in 
New York at People Magazine as well, but de- 
cided to devote herself to her own magazine 
when it doubled in size by its fourth mo. She 
enjoys being home with sons Blake and Kenny 
and even has a BC '77 grad selling ad space for 
her. Julie is hoping to franchise the magazine, 
so if anvone is interested, you can contact her at 
595 Rei'd St., Fairfield, CT 06430.. June Garrity 
Fagan wrote a lovely newsy letter (on BC statio- 
nery no less!). She married Joseph Fagan, of 
Medford, in '82. June is a legislative aid to Sen. 
John Brennan, Jr., of Maiden, and works at the 
State House. Her husband is a sr. auditor for 
the M.B.T.A. They live in N. Reading with their 
son Joey, 2, and, yes, June says they are defi- 
nitely proud parents! June visited the BC cam- 

pus this April to look up some former profs., 
and now she's attempting to track down former 
classmates Karen Ranieri and Nancy Ryder. 
June's address is 1 Greenbriar Dr., Suite 307, N. 
Reading, MA 01864. So pick up that pen and 
write to her!. ..Michael Moresco is a guidance 
counselor at Wilmington High. He has several 
publications out including Test Anxiety Among 
High School Students, A Guide to the SAT and The 
College Search Process. He and his wife Eleanor 
live in Reading with their children Daniel and 
Emily.. .This past Christmas, Joyce Gallagher 
Sullivan, of Milton, hosted a brunch for former 
Mod 8-Aers, because Susan Orlando was in 
town from Hawaii, where she is a lawyer and 
newlywed...Lori Gronert Teske made it down 
from New Hanip. with husband Mark and son 
Ashton, 2.. .Congratulations to Jean Canty 
Schwartz, of Grafton, and husband Richard on 
the birth of their third child, Devin, who joins 
older brothers Michael, 6, andjared, 3. Jean 
was one of several who authored and edited the 
Mass. Gen. Hosp. Pediatric Nursing Practice Man- 
ual... Rest wishes to Rosemary Collins Weiss on 
her recent marriage. She and new husband 
Terry are living on the island of Kauai, where 
she is a private tutor for two children. Nancy 
Stark and other classmates can write to Rose- 
mary at P.O. Box 1404, Hanalei, HI 
967 14. ..Well, gang, I'm afraid that this month's 
column is a little thin — better quality than 
quantity, as they say. Do feel free to contact me 
and let me know what is happening with you 
and yours. Please include a date of birth when 
listing children on your Alumni info update 
sheets if you would like congrats on a new birth, 


Laura L. Vitagliano 
40 Brewster Rd. 
Medford, MA 02155 

Hi! This column will be unusually brief, not due 
to the sweltering summer day during which it 
was written, but rather because my mail has 
been almost non-existent! Unfortunately, I'm 
not talking about bills, but instead letters and/or 
updates. I know that many of us exchanged 
info at the reunion, but there were also many 
who were not able to attend. Enough said 
(hopefully!). ..Ed McKenney visited London to 
attend his cousin's wedding. He was there dur- 
ing July 4 and was able to view the Tall Ships, 
while celebrating our lndependence...I received 
a letter from Sheri Monsein and Beth Cox- 
Hennemon, who both have their MAs in nurs- 
ing and work at UCLA. Sheri is an assoc. nurse 
mgr. in the cardiothoracic unit, and Beth is a 
clinical nurse specialist in the medical ICU. Beth 
also enjoys activities with her husband Phil and 
children Krista, Justin and Brandon. Sheri en- 
joys rafting, camping and traveling and recently 
returned from Israel... Larry Cosmo has been 
admitted to the partnership of Price Water- 
house and will serve as the mergers and acquisi- 
tions partner for the New Jersey group of- 
fices. .Joe Spinale is now an independent sales 
rep, representing several of this area's top notch 
commercial photographers, illustrators and 
graphic designers. He welcomes anyone who 
would be interested in these services to contact 
him at P.O. Box 692. Medford, MA 02155... 
Enjoy the upcoming holiday season and I wish 
health and happiness to you and those dear to 


Jay Cleary 
1 1 Pond St. 

Needham, MA 02192 

Just think, 10 yrs. ago we were in the middle of 
first semester of senior year! Several activities 
have been planned over the next year in honor 
of this occasion, culminating in our 10th re- 
union, scheduled for the weekend of May 18- 
20. So mark your calendars. Our "kickoff " 
event, a reception following the Homecoming 
football game, was well attended, allowing us to 
renew past friendships and, hopefully, develop 
some new ones. A committee of fellow class- 
mates has been formed to plan future events 
and welcomes any volunteers who would like to 
assist. Please contact the Alumni Office or my- 
self for more info on our winter event. ..Cathy 
Pratt is the S.E. accounts mgr. for CBS Radio 
Networks in NYC and received their charter 
award of "Salesperson of the Year" for new 
business development in '88. Mark Quintal is 
VP and certified financial planner for A.G. 
Quintal Investment Co. in New Bedford. ..Susan 
Steel is a partner at Internatl. Software Re- 
sources, a software development company in 
Evanston, IL...Ann Marie Taglione Simonelli 
and husband Steven announced the birth of 
their son Michael John. Ann Marie teaches in 
Warwick and they live in Cranston, RI...Sue 
Dzedulonis Weisman and her husband Peter 
own a packaging company in Haverhill and 
have a newborn son...Bernadette Downey Senne 
is living in Wayland with her husband Peter and 
their three children. ..Laura Jean Ovellette Vi- 
detta and husband Michael just moved back 
from CA with their daughter Jennifer. Michael 
will be the golf mgr. at Westwood Country 
Club...Edie Lawlor Kramer and husband Eric 
live in Reading. She is a communications dir. in 
Woburn...Lynn Roche Smith has a daughter, 
Jennifer, 2, and works part-time as the dir. of 
the Derry, NH, Chamber of Commerce. ..Paula 
Bruskiewitz is a strategy consultant for Kepner- 
Tregoe, Inc., in Princeton, NJ. She and hus- 
band Mark Craig are living in Newtown, 
PA. ..The Mod 5-A reunion was celebrated in St. 
Charles, IL, this year. Here's the update: Tina 
Massi Filippini became a mom, welcoming 
Amelia Catherine; Caroline Cassidy McBride 
recently had her second child; Terri VanBuran 
Sacks is completing med. school at Dartmouth; 
Betsy McCoy has returned to Boston from 
NYC; frosh and soph, year classmate Elaine Ai 
has a new job in retailing in NYC; Liz Brosnan 
is doing a lot of internatl. travel with Manufac- 
turer's Hanover; Paula Tedesco Twomey is 
completing a law degree, while teaching in 
Reading; and Jeanne deCervence is practicing 
law in Baltimore. ..Kevin Costas, an epidemiolo- 
gist at the Mass. Dept. of Public Health, and 
wife Mary-Lynn are the proud parents of triplets 
Catherine, Gregory and Alexander. The Costas 
family resides in Somersworth, NH.. James 
Campbell has been elected co-chairman of the 
automobile products liability subcommittee of 
the committee on products liability litigation of 
the Amer. Bar Assn. and has been elected to the 
steering committee of the products liability com- 
mittee of the Defense Research Institute. He is 
a shareholder in the firm of Campbell & Assocs. 
in Boston. .Jane Seidl is an atty. practicing corp. 
law at the Hartford office of Schatz & Schatz, 
Ribicoff 8c Kotkin, and recently married John 


Zanini, who is also an atty. They reside in Glas- 
tonbury, CT... Alison Lee Poliner married David 
Ryan Moore in Cape Elizabeth, ME. BC alum- 
nae in attendance included Cindy Bedrosian, . 
Kathy Fleck, Lisa Hastings, Mary Kay Hurley 
Helba, Maura Kennedy, Kathy Keohane and 
Meg Zemetis Ziomek.. .David Olsen recently 
married Elizabeth Bresser. They plan to live in 
Palo Alto, CA. Paul Gallasch was the best 
man... Theresa Mary Coyle recently married 
Christopher Jennings Camp. She is a special ed. 
consultant at Rhode Is. Hosp. and he is news 
dir. at WPRO AM/FM.. .Nancy Ellen Broude 
and Hal S. Tepfer were recently married and 
reside in Newburyport. She is coord, of pro- 
grams and admin, at The Principals Ctr., Har- 
vard Grad School of Ed., and he is a consulting 
actuary at Alexander and Alexander, Bos- 
ton.. .Anne Elizabeth Fehring is controller for 
United Dairy Farmers, Inc., in Cincinnati, OH, 
and chairperson of the business sponsorship 
committee of the Cincinnati Symphony Orches- 
tra. ..Deodato Arruda is deputy dir. of public af- 
fairs for the Dept. of Corrections in Bos- 
ton. ..Diane Di Scipio is publisher for The 
Designer Magazine in NYC. ..Michael Hartigan is 
purchasing mgr. for Mechanical Service Corp. 
in Hibernia, NJ... Robin Griffey is an RN at the 
Jimmy Fund Clinic of the Dana Farber Cancer 
Inst, in Boston. ..Warren Turino is data process- 
ing mgr. at Melrose-Wakefield Hosp. ..Maria De- 
santis is an asst. pension admin, at Badger Co., 
Inc., in Cambridge. ..Catherine Delesky is a 
mgr. for Price Waterhouse in NYC. .Cheryl Ar- 
senault is dir. of personnel at Helco Electric in 
Peabody... Joseph Doonan is a sr. subcontract ad- 
min, at Textron Defense Systems in Wilming- 
ton. ..Orlando Corsi is controller at Charette 
Corp. in Woburn... Gregory Schaefer is an atty. 
at Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis, MN...Lisa 
Hastings is mgr. of quality service at Northeast 
Fed. Credit Union in Portsmouth, NH...John 
Daum is an account exec, at E.W. Blanch Co. in 
San Francisco, CA.. .Peter Roth is VP at Jardine 
Emeu & Chandler in Boston. ..Matthew Gemp is 
a prosthodontist practicing in Morristown, NJ. 
He and wife Alison have a son, Ian Mi- 
chael.. .Donald Nathan is a press sec/speech 
writer for U.S. Rep. Olympia J. Snowe in 
Wash., DC. ..Eileen Marx is dir. of communica- 
tions for the Archdiocese of Wash., DC. ..Linda 
Kleffke is asst. principal at Auburn Village 
School in Auburn, NH.. .Georgia George is pro- 
duction mgr. for Mix Publications in Emeryville, 
CA... Michael Devine is mgr, of financial plan- 
ning and reporting for Honeywell Corp. in Lit- 
tleton, CO, and wife Mary Doyle Devine is dist. 
financial mgr. for UNISYS Corp. in Englewood, 
CO. Mike recently completed his MBA at Whar- 
ton. ..Elizabeth Anne Fickett is co-owner, with 
husband David and two other partners, of Pro- 
visions, Inc., a retail store specializing in home 
lines and children's playthings in Plymouth... 
John Barone, Jr., is a dentist practicing in 
N. Attleboro. He and wife Michelle have a son, 
John W., 1 1 ]...Kieran McGeady is a systems 
engr. at Electronic Data Systems in Piano, 
TX.. .Kathleen Aranci Mannelly is a sr. pro- 
grammer analyst for the Official Airline Guides 
in Oak Brook, IL. She and husband Matthew 
have a son, Ryan Patrick. ..Raymond Lee is a 
special ed. teacher in the Boston public schools. 
He and his wife Jennifer reside in Maiden... 
John Lombardo is a sr. assoc. at A-L Assocs., 
Inc., an exec, recruiting firm in NYC. ..Susan 
Pease is a clinical case supv. at Child-at-Risk 
Hotline in Boston. ..Robert Holmes is the high 

school sports editor for the Boston Herald... Gary 
Ton is a sr. systems analyst at Shearson Lehman 
Hutton in NYC. 


Alison Mitchell McKee 
c/o Hunton & Williams 
P.O. Box 3889 
Norfolk, VA 23514 
(804) 640-5329 

Congratulations to Linda Bornstein Hunt, MD, 

who recently completed her residency in radia- 
tion oncology and has accepted a staff position 
at Tufts New Eng. Med. Ctr. Linda resides with 
husband Jeffrey in Marblehead...Sr. Mary 
O'Rourke is the dir. of supervised ministries for 
the seminarians at St. John's Seminary in Brigh- 
ton. ..Having recently graduated from Tufts 
Med. School, Dr. Ann Callahan began a resi- 
dency in medicine at Mass. Gen. Hosp. in 
June. ..Evelyn Jednat Tangney is VP of market- 
ing at Smith Barney in Manhattan and resides 
with husband Tom on L.I. ..Patricia O'Brien 
Kelley has taken a position as a principal of Alt- 
man & Co., a turnaround consulting firm in 
Burlington. ..Mark and Stephanie Mascoll 
Adams reside in Houston, TX, with Mikos, 9 
mos. Stephanie has worked with Delta Airlines 
since '82. ..Paula Kennedy Goodwin is publicity 
chairperson for the Acton-Boxborough Jr. 
Women's Club and resides in Acton with hus- 
band Ken and children Julie, 3, and Lindsey, 
I ...Domenic D'Intino longs to hear from long- 
lost friends Scott Holmes and Tony Mattioli. 
Domenic is a sr. software engr. at DEC in 
Nashua, NH, and is planning a large July wed- 
ding... Anthony W. Gray, MD, is currently work- 
ing at the Lahey Clinic. ..When not vacationing 
at their Cape Cod home, Kim and Rob Wilson 
live in Conn., where Rob sells office staples to 
hospitals. ..After eight yrs. at an ABC affiliate 
TV station in Penn., Sheryl Bourisk has joined 
Cone Communications as acct. supv. of the 
McDonald's Restaurants of Eastern New Eng. 
Cone Communications is New Eng. 's largest in- 
dependent P.R. firm.. .Roxbury's Joe Doyle has 
been named exec. dir. of the Mass. Catholic 
League chapter in which be became active after 
testifying against school-based clinics before the 
Boston School Committee. ..As product mgr. of 
Darlington Fabrics Corp., John Gearns is in- 
volved in the mktg. and promotion of DAR- 
LEXX, a unique group of omni-directional elas- 
tic stretch, waterproof and breathable 
fabrics. ..Best wishes to Dr. Marianne Vahey, 
who recently wed Dr. Christopher Loscaizo. 
Marianne is currently serving a fellowship in 
critical care medicine at Montefiore Hosp. and 
Med. Ctr. in the Bronx, NY, where she com- 
pleted her residency in internal medicine in 
'88. ..As the latest development in a distin- 
guished career in ed., Katie Spinos has been 
named asst. supt. for operations and planning 
of the Newton school dept... Thanks to all who 
wrote in and keep those letters coming! 


Lisa M. Capalbo 
49 Maplecrest Dr. 
Greenville, RI 02828 

The dog days of summer are now over and 
football season is upon us. Here is the lat- 
est.. .Lisa Anne Guay Bhatia graduated from 
Loyola Univ. Med. School and is currently a res- 

ident in opthalmology at Loyola Univ. Med. Ctr. 
Lisa Anne married Dr. Jay Bhatia and they re- 
cently became parents of a baby girl, Sonya 
Anne. Best of iuck...Denise Prenosil Stack and 
husband Ed became parents for the second time 
with the birth of son Brian last summer... 
Another classmate became a parent this year. 
Michael McLaughlin and wife Carolyn an- 
nounced the birth of a daughter, Alyson Mary, 
this past June. Mike is a regional sales rep with 
Boston Cedar Co. and is VP of the MBA Assn. 
at Suffolk Univ.. .Rich Seufert wrote of his mar- 
riage to Wendy Gardiner in Rhode Is. last May. 
He is a VP in commercial lending at Chase 
Manhattan in Boston. Chris Buckley served as 
best man. Chris and wife Lynn Rodstrem Buck- 
ley run a retail business called Essentials of Eas- 
ton. Mike Dion and Eric Blumenthal served as 
ushers. ..Don Wolf works for Mobil in Dal- 
las. ..Bob Weber is trying his hand at real estate 
development in Virginia. Thanks for the 
news. ..Terry Watterson was honored as one of 
1 1 winners in Clairol's mentor program. She is 
a P.R. mgr. at the Lannon Group in Boston. 
Terry was chosen from a pool of 3000 appli- 
cants as a "talented aspirant who deserved a 
mentor." Congratulations. ..Carolyn Pistocchi 
Sulikowski and husband Hank have a daughter, 
Casey, 2. Carolyn has retired from corporate 
life and is teaching at a local craft store and 
working towards certification as a childbirth ed- 
ucator.. .Diane D'Avanzo Miller married Dr. Jon 
Miller. She is a medical social worker at Park- 
view Memorial Hosp. in Ft. Wayne. IN. I hope 
that all is well!... Colleen Flynn is a teacher and 
coach at Mt. Alvernia H.S. in Newton, while 
attending Suffolk Univ. for her master's... 
Congratulations to Linda Wardle Mason and 
husband Scott on the birth of their son Alex 
James last May. Thanks for the letter and I am 
glad to hear that all is well... Julie Kelly married 
Peter Detwiler last spring in Mich. She gradu- 
ated from the Fletcher School of Law and Di- 
plomacy. Julie and Peter are living in Af- 
rica. ..John Dellapa and Kathy Swiech were 
married in May. He received a law degree from 
George Wash. Univ. John is an atty. at Galileo 
Electro-Optics in Sturbridge. Peter Kelly and 
Dr. John Fogarty served as ushers at the wed- 
ding. ..Congratulations to Kerry Foley Spignesi 
and husband Tom on the birth of their daugh- 
ter Kathleen on July 20. They reside in W. 
Hartford. ..Bill DeMayo received an MD from 
Columbia Univ. He is currently completing his 
medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian 
Hosp. in NYC. Bill and wife Laurie Ann also 
live in New York.. .Patrick Corcoran married 
Karen Caliendo last June in Conn. BC was well 
represented in the wedding party by Francis 
Larkin, Mary Caliendo Rather, John O'Neil '81, 
Ed Caliendo '84 and Amy Caliendo '86. A good 
time was had by all, especially Kathy Kasper, 
Peter Lipsky and me at the "S" table. Pat is 
completing his final year at St. John's Law 
School. He and Karen live in Larchmont, 
NY.. .Ann Marie White is a staff nurse at Strong 
Memorial Hosp. in Rochester, NY. She and hus- 
band Robert Molyneaux '80 also live in Roches- 
ter.. .Ann O'Connor Mahon is a sales rep with 
Medical Instruments Co. in Winchester. She and 
husband Austin have two daughters, Meghan 
and Emma. ..Pat Rocco graduated from the 
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, where he 
received an MD. He is currently a surgical resi- 
dent at Waterbury Hosp. Health Ctr. in 
Conn. ..Thanks to all for your letters! 



Cynthia J. Bocko 
160 Washington St. 
Newton, MA 02158 
(617) 969-2662 

Greetings from my new address in Newton — 
closer than ever to the BC Alumni Office! 
Here's the news you've been waiting 
for.. .Christine Melville Harvey is a supv. of 
compliance and control at Keystone Mutual 
Funds in Boston. ..Marianne McDonald is a re- 
search assoc. at the Ed. Dev. Ctr. in New- 
ton. ..Suzanne White is a sales rep at Izod in At- 
lanta-Paula Healy is a promotions mgr. for 
Sabre Yachts of S. Casco, ME. .Robert Sullivan 
is a sales mgr. at Uni-Con Floors, Inc., Fall 
River.. .Russell Joyner is a gen. mgr. at the 
Sierra Vista Mall in Cal...Frances Moore is an 
art therapist at Charter Ridge Hosp. in Lexing- 
ton-Brian Johnson is a personnel mgr. at Store 
24 in Waltham-Katherine Olson Taylor is a 
special ed. teacher in Shelton, CT... Jerome Ko- 
tlarz is a sales and leasing mgr. in N. Haven, 
CT... Clare Sellig is an assoc. broker at Olde 
Cambridge Realty.. Matthew Dickinson is a 
grad student at Harvard-Leslie Buter is a clini- 
cal nurse at Beth Israel Hosp...Gabrielle Les- 
sard is an acct. mktg. rep at IBM in Ill-Julie 
Devlin, a fin. analyst at DEC in Marlborough, is 
attending Babson...Mary Russo Casey is a sr. 
actuarial consultant at John Hancock Mutual 
Life Ins. in Boston...Kelly Hall is a mktg. mgr. 
at Glen Nevis Intl. in San Francisco.. .Michell 
Calore Kramer is a special ed. teacher in Tarry- 
town, NY.. .Sharon Smallshaw teaches at the 
Mass. Hospital School in Canton-Richard Con- 
sidine works at John Nuveen & Co., Inc., Bos- 
ton.. .Loretta Zimmer Underwood is an RN in 
Patchogue, NY. .Ronald Beauregard is a dist. 
rep at Blue Cross in Methuen-Matteo Lo- 
preiato is a pediatrician in Rochester, NY. Rita 
Nichols is a law student at Wash. Univ.. .Mark 
Bartaglini is an atty. at the U.S. Naval Air Sta- 
tion in Brunswick, ME...Nancy Roach is an op- 
erations officer at UST Data Services Corp. in 
Cambridge... Cheryl Panzarella is a staff nurse 
at Children's Hosp.. Shelley Pastor is an asst. 
product mgr. at Bristol Myers in Elmsford, 
NY.. James Grant is a dir. of religious ed. in 
Fresno, CA.Gabrielle Marraro Ginder teaches 
at Purdue Univ. in Ft. Wayne... Cynthia Radoc- 
cia Bellafiore is an assoc. atty. at Holt, Wilson, 
Powell & Lang in Burlington, VT... Barbara Jo 
Shope is an intensive care nurse in Richmond, 
VA-Karim Hamawy attends BU Med. School 
and plans to practice surgery in Boston... 
Donna Lattarulo is an atty. in Bridgeport, CT 
...Maureen Gupta Borland is a natl. promotion 
mgr. at Carnation Co., in L.A.Mark Matthews 
works at K&M Audio in E. Amherst, NY. He 
married Susan Stackhouse in Dec-Stephanie 
Joyce Farrell is a brokerage coord, at the Du- 
four Group in Chevy Chase, MD-Carol Dahl 
Newman is a pediatric staff nurse in San Fran- 
cisco. ..Theresa McGraw Larson lives with her 
husband and two children in N. Adams-Kathy 
Minor lives and works in Manchester, NH, as a 
business sales asst. at Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 
Inc. She and Mark Buhl were married in 
Sept.. Lynn Levins Costello is an accountant in 
Long Beach, NY.. Laura Glasheen married Ed- 
ward Timmerman '84 and is asst. VP at Farra- 
gut Mortgage Co., Inc., in Waltham.. .Michelle 
Cebron is a health care analyst for the MBIA 
Corp., White Plains, NY-Patricia Hartigan is 

an acct. exec, at Backer Spielvogel Bates in New 
York and received her MBA in mktg. from 
NYU in May. Joseph DiRocco is a sales train- 
ing supv. at Sharp Electronics Corp. in New Jer- 
sey-Maureen Smith is a nurse at George Wash. 
Hosp. and a candidate for her master's of assoc. 
mgmt-Michele Bookbinder is a behavior treat- 
ment specialist at Dr. Franklin Perkins School in 
Lancaster and is working on her MBA at As- 
sumption Coll-Sharleen Carrico is dir. of per- 
sonnel at Old Stone Real Estate in Bellevue, 
WA.. Susan Grondine is an atty. at Liberty Mu- 
tual Ins. Co. in Boston.. .Lisa Wesolowski is a 
product specialist at Language Tech., Inc., in 
Salem. ..Valerie Ferris teaches at Brooklme 
H.S.. .Maureen Curran Matthews teaches at Palo 
Alto Community Child Care, is married, and 
has one daughter-Terry Willett is an RN at 
Brockton Hosp.. .Peter Soukas is pres. at a 
Penn. hosp... Michael Scott is a trooper with the 
Maine State Police... Alice Sullivan Fitzgerald is 
a supervising atty. for Community Legal Clinics 
in Wash., DC. .Mary Yauch is an acct. exec, for 
Metro Sunday Newspapers in New 
York. Theresa Dowling is the dir. of the Al- 
zheimer unit at St. Patrick's Manor in Fra- 
mingham... Deborah Miner Corrigan works at 
CO. Miner, Inc., in Framingham- Stephen Du- 
charme is a letter carrier in Newtonville-Paul 
Zdanek, a territory mgr. at Ross Labs in Colum- 
bus, OH, is married and has three chil- 
dren-Sherry Lee Howlett Stacey is an acct. 
exec, at Apple Computer, Inc.Mary Ellen An- 
drews Sawyer is VP of TransAmerica Dev. 
Corp. in Framingham.Julie Hughes Alizio is a 
staff pharmacist at Mt. Auburn Hosp., Cam- 
bridge-Maria MacLellan is an RN at Rhode Is. 
Hosp-Maureen Beaulac is a sr. systems analyst 
at NYNEX Corp., Waltham-Lynne Reilly Jack- 
son is a sr. tech. instructor at Prime Computer, 
Inc in Natick-Roger Rotondi is a program 
mgmt. officer for the UN Dev. Program, sta- 
tioned in Jerusalem-Brian Pitts is in broad- 
casting grip at BAP Prod. Services in Bed- 
ford-Peter Walts is VP of sales at Great Quota- 
tions, Inc., in 111.. .Peter Dunn is N.E. correspon- 
dent at Electronic News in Boston.. .Paula 
DeScisciolo is a financial supv. at Millipore in 
Bedford. ..Geraldine Niemeier is asst. mgr. at 
Brooks Brothers, Boston. ..Carolyn Cullin is 
owner of N.E. Tutoring Services of Pea- 
body... Frank Sweeney is a supv. at Coopers & 
Lybrand in Boston. ..Patricia Stalano is an assoc. 
at Klinger, Nicolette, Mavroudis & Honig in 
New Jersey.. John Frasca plans to become a real 
estate agent, plays hockey with Doug Shamon, 
and manages a softball team, whose members 
include Doug and Cheryl Shamon and Susan 
Papuga. ..Maria Santanello McCarthy is a re- 
search analyst at the Dept. of Defense in Ft. 
Meade, MD-Elizabeth Foley Mackie is a speech 
language pathologist in Springfield, VA... James 
Kennedy works for the Timberland 
Co.. .Gregory Chotkowski is a resident in oral 
and maxillofacial surgery at the New York 
Hosp. ..Laurie Felici is a review coord, for Pri- 
vate Healthcare Systems in Lexington... Fay Moy 
is a research asst. at Channing Labs in Bos- 
ton.. .Robert Reiners is a sr. accountant at Ar- 
thur Andersen & Co. in Baltimore... Megan Pur- 
cell married Matthew Word and is a communliy 
banking rep at Conn. Bank & Trust Co-Daniel 
O'Connor is a physician/resident at the Univ. of 
Pittsburgh Med. Ctr.. .Charles Saia is an atty. in 
Medford-Radu Florescu is a petroleum trader 

in Somerset, NJ-David Fitton is a securities an- 
alyst at Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York-Lee 
Ann Giberti is an acct. mgr. at Apollo Com- 
puter, Chelmsford.. .Lorraine Geiger Herreros 
is employed by Gelger's Cider Mill in New Jer- 
sey-Patricia Leahey married Christopher Mer- 
iam '82 and is a research coord, at Columbia 
Presbyterian Hosp. in New York.. .Announcing 
the following marriages-Elizabeth O'Neal and 
Brian Langley-Janet Dupre and Nicholas Di- 
leo Caryl Andrew and Michael Zippnch...Ann 
Boyd and Joseph Stockwell... Ellen Mackey and 
Joseph Rose-Kathleen Victory and Robert 
Hannisian-Emily Appel and Mark Sid- 
ney Edward Keyes and Patricia Chamber- 
lin-Janet Casale and Francis Sweeney. .Demse 
DeRose and David Theriault-Lisa DiMarzo 
and Dr. Christopher Danby-Kelly Richter and 
John Crocamo- Valerie Newman and David 
Wocssner-Sheila McLaughlin and John Fah- 
erty '82-Margaret O'Hara and Karl Swanke 
'80.. .Alice Schreiber and James O'Don- 
nell-Margaret Bower and George Corde 
'80 .Margaret Donnelly Moran and Charles 
Moran '82. David Tejeda and Judith Decken- 
bach... Carolyn DiTullio and Michael Del- 
sesto-Finally, Kathleen Foody and Thomas Ab- 
bott-Allison Shemitz plans to marry David 
Schieffelin in Sept.. .Frederick Galeazzo is a 
sales rep at Sigma Circuits, Inc., in Santa 
Clara. Maria Baynes Pellegrini is a nurse prac- 
titioner... Beverly Stotz is a business mgr. at H.P. 
Hood, Inc., in Boston-William Switaj is head 
hockey coach at Kent State Univ-Peter San- 
chioni is a special ed. teacher in Taun- 
ton .Alice Adams Hoffarth is a sr. benefits offi- 
cer at BC-Mary Beth Lanzotti Parker is a loan 
officer at Bank of Boston-Gregg Geider is a 
convention services supv. at the ICI Pharmaceu- 
ticals Group in Delaware-Cheryl McCarthy is a 
software engr. at Honeywell Bull in Biller- 
ica-Patricia Dusseault is asst. to the VP of sales 
and mktg. at Maine Surgical Supply Co. in 
Westbrook-Kathleen Rice is a probation officer 
in Middlesex Probate Court.. .Lois Marr is a cus- 
tomer service mgr. at Procter & Gamble in 
Braintree-Jean Sannicandro is a software engr. 
at Computervision Corp. in Bedford-Carol 
McCarthy is a clinical nurse at Beth Israel 
Hosp. ..Susan Macri is a training consultant at 
McCracken Computer, Inc., Burlington.. Janet 
Casale Sweeney is a bank mktg. coord, at Put- 
nam Financial Services in Boston-Elizabeth 
Grant is a mgr. at Stop & Shop Corp. in Bos- 
ton.. Priscilla Walsh is a grad student at BC 
School of Social Work.. .Kathleen McDermott is 
a claims rep at Travelers Ins. in Danvers and a 
student at Suffolk Law School-Laura LeBlanc 
married Ernest Ostic '82. She is a sr. casualty 
analyst at Aetna Life & Casualty in New York, 
while attending Pace Univ. School of 
Law... Kathleen Lesinski is a speech pathologist 
at Mass. Easter Seals Society... Loretta Zimmer 
married Philip Underwood and is an 
RN-Regina Maude McCarthy is a grad student 
at Loyola Univ-Philip Christiano is a sr. staff 
accountant at Price- Waterhouse.. .Donald Pinto, 
Jr., is an assoc. at Rackemann, Sawyer & Brews- 
ter in Boston.. Jack Vensel is business mgr. of 
The Harbus Ato-Marybeth Hollinger was 
named "Nurse of Distinction" at the Albany 
Med. Ctr. neonatal ICU-Kevin Philbin is an 
assoc. trial counsel at the law offices of Dennis 
P. Hannafey in Staten Is. Lisa Crouchley 
Spung is a service rep at Manpower in Kensing- 
ton, MD-Tally-ho-ho-ho! 




Carol A. Baclawski 

29 Beacon Hill Rd. 

W. Springfield, MA 01089 

(413) 737-2166 

Here's some recent class news. ..Mary Anne 
George is an asst. P.R. mgr. for Reebok Inter- 
nal, in Canton. ..Cathy Coudert teaches in 
Greenwich. ..Paul Boudreau is a mktg. rep for 
Unifirst Corp. in Boston. ..Sarah Lewis works 
for Programart in Cambridge.. .Rosemary 
Moody Swanke is a clinical nurse at UConn. 
Med. Ctr.. Kelly McWilliams is an atty. practic- 
ing in Phil. ..Nancy Hovsepian is a mktg. rep 
for IBM in Virginia. ..Danine Fresch Gay gradu- 
ated from Georgetown Dental in '88 and now 
practices in New Haven. ..Valerie Boucher 
works in Maiden as a bank officer for Bank of 
New Eng... Yvonne Skuncik works as a compen- 
sation admin, in Manchester.. .Lisa Cicolini is a 
corp. mktg. rep for Lotus Development Corp. 
She is also pursuing her MS in mass, communi- 
cations at BU.. Maureen Pizzi works for Marsh 
Construction Corp. ..Tina Goon is a supv. at 
Bank of Boston. ..Donna Hall works for State 
Farm Ins. as a claims supv.. .Susan Shaner re- 
ceived her MA from Lesley College in '87 and 
now works as an asst. account exec, for Dickson 
& Rakaseder in Westport, CT...Joe Baldiga is a 
second year assoc. practicing bankruptcy law 
at Goodwin, Procter & Hoar in Boston. He 
recently became engaged to Mary Porter... 
Stephanie McDonald is a paralegal in Boston... 
Gail Schlueter Billings is a pension analyst for 
Hale & Dorr in Boston. ..Katherine Sheehan 
works for Cigna Healthplan in St. Louis.. .Lynn 
Shapiro received her JD from Amer. Univ. in 
'87 and now practices with Keohane & DeTore 
in Boston. ..Robin Evans is a systems analyst for 
Aetna Life & Casualty in Conn. ..Nancy Wilkins 
js pursuing her MS at San Diego State. She 
works as an engr. for Gen. Dynamics. ..Ray Mur- 
phy is an asst. controller for Rochdale Securities 
Corp. in NYC. ..Ed Murphy is a financial consul- 
tant for Merrill Lynch in Boston. He is engaged 
to Jennifer Rudy. An Oct. 21 wedding is 
planned on Cape Cod. ..Carolyn Plunkett re- 
ceived her master's from Hofstra Univ. and now 
works as a Spanish teacher in New York. ..Ellen 
Brady is a personnel mgr. for The Flatley Co. 
in Braintree... Theodore Martin is a mgr. in the 
audit div. of Arthur Andersen in Boston. ..Mark 
McHugh married Katherine Schortmann at the 
Chapel of the Most Blessed Trinity. After a 
wedding trip to Aruba, they now reside in Na- 
tick. Mark is an investment broker for Bear 
(Stearns. .Robert Johnson is a strategic planner 
for AT&T Microelectronics in New Jer- 
sey.. .Frank Novo is a data control admin, for 
Northeastern Mortgage Co. in Boston. ..Bruce 
McCarthy is pursuing his MBA at Columbia 
Univ.. .Michael Alessandro is a CPA mgr. for 
Herbert M. Heinstein & Co. ..Mary Lynn Litavis 
Buno is a cost estimator for Gillette. ..Karen 
Jones Rohan is a mgr. for Ernst & Whinney in 
Boston. ..Kim Schroeder works in New Hamp. 
for Computer Management Dynamics as a mgr. 
of software development. ..Jim Meehan received 
his JD in '88 from Suffolk and is now associated 
with Wynn & Wynn, PC. ..Sandra Wooding is a 
sr. consultant for Price Waterhouse in Bos- 
ton. ..Deborah Leong is a configuration mgr. for 
McLaughlin Research Corp. in Rhode Is. ..Carta 
Rossi is a resident physician at Jersey Shore 
Med. Ctr. She graduated in '88 from Ross Univ. 

School of Med.. .Mark Ingalls is a controller for 
Advantage Bank for Savings in Winthrop... 
Maureen Woods received her MBA from Anna 
Maria Coll. and is currently pursuing her Certif- 
icate of Advanced Mgmt. Study at Babson. 
Maureen is a bank officer/branch mgr. for 
Shawrnut Worcester County Bank.. John Fay 
and wife Randi Strom '83 have two children, 
Kristin and Kevin. John received his DDS in '89 
from the Univ. of Minn, and now practices den- 
tistry in Minneapolis. ..Laurie Agnew is a re- 
gional sales mgr. for Eaton Fin. Corp. in New 
Jersey... John Heineman is a sr. software engr. 
for Lotus Development Corp. in Cam- 
bridge. ..Gladys Morales works for CNA Ins. 
Co. in N. Quincy... Cecelia Martinez works for 
the IRS. ..Annette Khoury is an account supv. 
for the J. Walter Thompson Co. in NYC. ..Ruth 
Laurence is a nurse at Beth Israel Hosp...Last 
March 18, Jane Brown married Robert Cramer. 
Jane is a special ed. teacher in Wolcott, CT... 
Lisa Lowe is an asst. mgr. for Travelers Ins. in 
Hartford. ..Helen Hickey is an instructional 
designer for Ford Aerospace Communication 
Corp. in Maryland. ..Michelle Gringas Lord is 
an applications consultant for McCormack & 
Dodge... Catherine Cauley Jamieson is a branch 
mgr. for First Mutual of Boston. She and hus- 
band Scott '83 celebrated the birth of first child 
Patrick last Dec. 15. ..Gary Presto is an exec. sec. 
for the Mass. Port Auth. and is pursuing a de- 
gree in business admin, at Fisher Jr. Coll... 
Kevin White is a food program specialist for 
the Dept. of Agriculture. ..Michelle Roos is a 
teacher in the Falmouth public schools. Michelle 
received her elementary ed. certificate in '87 
from SUNY at New Paltz.Lynne Dupre Chabot 
is an engr. at Charles Stark Draper Lab. She re- 
ceived her MS/EE in '89 from BU...Ed Riley is 
asst. dir. of recruiting at Arthur Andersen & 
Co. in Boston. ..Mark Simonelli is doing his resi- 
dency at St. Francis Hosp. and Med. Ctr. He 
graduated from George Wash. Med. School in 
'88. ..Last Nov. 4, in Rhode Is., Kevin Kelly 
married Jan Watkins. Following a honeymoon 
in Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea, the couple re- 
side in Simsbury, CT. Both Kevin and Jan work 
for IBM in Hartford. .June Ameen is dir. of 
mktg. at Leonard Morse Occupational Health 
Services. Jeannine Mercure is a law student at 
New Eng. Law.. .Stella Sun received her JD 
from George Wash. Law in '87. ..Scott 
McDonald works for Bolt Beranek and New- 
man in Cambridge. ..Mike Sullivan is a liability 
claim unit supv. for Aetna Life and Casualty in 
Brockton. ..Margarita Lessard is an officer/prod- 
uct consultant for Mellon Bank in NYC. .Last. 
Nov. 26, at the Chapel of the Most Blessed 
Trinity, Jo Marie Kosiarski wed Robert He- 
beler. After a honeymoon to Innsbruck, Aus- 
tria, they now live in Clermont, FL. Jo Marie 
works for Lake Memorial Hosp. and Robert 
works for United Technologies at EPCOT 
Ctr.. .Tim Dwyer was recently promoted to asst. 
VP and commercial loan officer at N. Middlesex 
Savings Bank.. .Mike Walsh is a computer pro- 
grammer/analyst for McCormack &: 
Dodge. ..Tracey Layden is an account exec, for 
GTE in Tampa, FL.Marcia Cappucci Zwiesler 
is a sr. tech. programmer at Travelers Ins. in 
Hartford. ..Donald Halloran is a dist. mgr. for 
Johnson Controls in Rhode Is.. .Brian Geraghty 
is a secured loan analyst for Bank of Bos- 
ton. ..Lisa Tata is a Spanish instructor for the 
Berlitz School of Language in New Ha- 
ven. ..Richard Rizzo works for Bank of Bos- 

ton.. .Scott Levin graduated from George Wash. 
Law in '87 and is now associated with Schulte, 
Roth & Zabel in NYC. Martha and Donald 
Greenhalgh welcomed the birth of their first 
child, Sarah Margaret, on June 2, '88. ..Susan 
Govoni received her MBA last June 17 from 
NU. While in school, she was a teaching asst. 
for the accounting group and a member of the 
accreditation steering committee and the presi- 
dential search committee. Susan now works as 
an accountant for Coopers 8c Lybrand in Bos- 
ton.. .Thank you all. Please write for the next is- 


Barbara F. Ward 
17 Snowhill St., #2 
Boston, MA 021 13 

Well, it certainly has been fun seeing so many 
of our classmates at the BC football games this 
season. Everyone has been keeping busy.. .Nina 
Binetti has recently enrolled in Indiana Univ.'s 
MBA program, back to the library and the 
snow...Kathy Brophy is working as a recreation 
specialist for Till, Inc., a human service agcy. 
for mentally retarded adults in Dedham. Kathy 
sends warm wishes to Peggy Fleming Stracosh. 
Mimi Mannle. Kathy Reilly, Kerry Mulcahy, 
Amy Fracassini and all her soccer team- 
mates.. .In May, Rick Fitzpatrick graduated 
from the Fletcher School at Tufts with a mas- 
ter's degree in law and diplomacy, specializing 
in internatl. food and nutrition policy. In July, 
Rick began a job with Catholic Relief Services as 
a project officer in Honduras for one year. Let- 
ters to Rick may be sent to: Aptolo Pastala 257, 
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Central Amer- 
ica... Congratulations to Alex and Anna Faustini 
Tumeniuk on the March birth of Natalia Alexis. 
The happy family is living in Conn. ..Best wishes 
to John and Bridget Goodridge Burkett on the 
birth of daughter BryAnn on Feb. 24. ..Best 
wishes to Mary Roddy and John McGuire on 
their engagement. ..Diana Garcia is living in Old 
Greenwich, CT, and working as a mktg. re- 
search exec, for Morgan & Rucker in Stam- 
ford. ..Lisa Girard is working on a master's in 
social work at UCLA. ..Susan Connelly is living 
in Torrance, CA, and teaches severely handi- 
capped and disabled middle school chil- 
dren. ..Congratulations to Mimi Dalton Tinney 
on her graduation from med. school in Miami 
last June. She and her husband Matthew, along 
with their son Ryan, are living in St. Petersburg, 
FL. Both Mimi and Matthew are doing their 
medical internships at Univ. Gen. Hosp.. .Susan 
MacGillivray is living in Wash., DC, and is en- 
rolled in the George Wash. Univ. nurse anesthe- 
tist program. ..Maureen Gormley is asst. hosp. 
admin, at the Natl. Institute of Health in Be- 
thesda, MD, and is busy planning her Thanks- 
giving wedding to Don Stoppenbach...Mary 
Margaret Camardese is cultivating her musical/ 
theatrical talent at the Boston Conservatory 
and working as a nurse at McLean Hosp... 
Congratulations to Cynthia Putz Tomabene 
and her husband Jim on the arrival of James, 
III. ..Congratulations to Kathy Healey on her 
engagement to Capt. Michael Dunford '82. A 
Nov. wedding is planned... A rather belated con- 
gratulations to Lisa Brazzamano and Steve Ken- 
ney '84 on their Oct. '88 wedding. They were 
married on L.I., honeymooned in Europe, and 


now live in NYC. Lauren Garrity Fotos, Kathy 
Healey, Kelly Leonard, Julie Bane Monteith 
and Kathleen Fletcher all participated in the 
wedding. ..Maria Ballester received an MBA 
from Columbia and is working for Booz, Allen 
and Hamilton. ..Maria Ramos-Monserrate is liv- 
ing in Brookline and works for Coopers & Ly- 
brand as a supv.. .Suzanne Seguin received a JD 
degree from Suffolk Univ.. .George Dimitriou 
and Maureen Sullivan were married in Boston 
and now live in Norwood. ..Jim Dunford is liv- 
ing in Milton with his wife Karen Bourke-Dun- 
ford '86. He is a promotion mgr. for 
WQTV...Joe Castro is living in Peekskill, NY, 
and works for Liever & Co. as a trader... 
Congratulations to Resie and Pat Flaherty on 
the arrival of their first child in May, a son, Ian 
Michael. ..Best wishes to Kerry Sweeney on her 
recent engagement. A March wedding is 
planned. ..Congratulations to Bob and Sue Mar- 
ren on the arrival of their first son, Thomas. 
The happy family is enjoying life in Chicago...I 
have been keeping busy working at the Bank of 
Boston as a commercial lender, and lately. I 
have been planning my wedding next June to 
Gerard Wilson. Please keep your notes and let- 
ters coming to me with the latest news. 


Mara Buddy 
79 Gordon St., #9 
Brighton, MA 02135 
(617) 783-1511 

Hi, everybody! Here we are in fall already. 
Can you believe it? Here's the latest news... 
Congratulations to Kelly Fitzpatrick on her July 
wedding to Mark McLaughlin. Kelly is living 
in L.A. and working at Charles Schwab and 
Co. ..Congratulations to Lisa Kwasniowski and 
John Grozier, who were recently engaged... 
Janine Baggett is living in Germany with her 
new husband Jim Caggiano, who is an Army of- 
ficer.. .Michael McGuire is now living in Wash., 
DC, working for EMC'. He says there's no 
shortage of single women there. ..Ellen Provost 
and Liz Flett are leaving the Navy after a three- 
yr. tour at Bethesda Naval Hosp. and are 
moving back to Bean Town. They are both 
nurses. ..Wendy Flanagan graduated from 
Georgetown Law School along with Matt Tay- 
lor. Matt and Judy Von Feldt were recently en- 
gaged... Andrea Rocanelli-Veal has graduated 
from Harvard Law School. She will be working 
in Boston. ..Wendy Salmonson has also left the 
Navy, After a trip to Europe, she may be back 
to Boston.. .Congratulations to Charlie Cabral, 
who has graduated from BC again with an MA 
in philosophy. He will now be going back to Eu- 
rope to start his doctorate at Lou vain, Belgium, 
but plans on returning to BC every Sept. to tail- 
gate. ..Congratulations to Tom Hone, who made 
editor of the St. John's Journal of Legal Commen- 
tary and dean's list. For the summer, he worked 
in NYC at the law firm of Winston & Strawn, 
Cote & Deitz.. .Things are looking up for Ted 
Angelus. He hasn't been fired by his dad in 
over one yr. He is now VP of Kittyhawk Plane 
Co. and is living with Nick Conforti and Rich 
Deverna in Brooklyn, NY. ..Nick Conforti is 
doing very well lately because he has made Ted 
Angelus his role model. He is currently working 
as an equity trader on Wall St. ..Rich DeVerna is 
learning a lot from living with Ted and Nick. 
He is still as wishy-washy as he was in school, 
but chances are Rich will be tying the knot 
pretty soon with a mystery girl from. Iran. He is 

currently trading municipal bonds for Citibank 
in NYC. ..Nancy English and Brian Fitzgerald 
are engaged. A March wedding is planned at St. 
Ignatius. Nancy is working in Penn. for EPI 
Products as coop, advertising mgr. and Brian is 
jr. VP for DMF Mgmt., also in Penn. ...Allison 
Coppola has recently graduated from Babson 
College with an MBA in mktg. She is currently 
working at Information Resources, Inc., in Dar- 
ien, CT, as an assoc. project dir.-.Ann Marie Ni- 
cosia was married to Jeffrey Greenleaf on May 
14 in Salem, NH. After a honeymoon in Ja- 
maica, they are now living in Bedford. The 
maid of honor was newlywed Antoinette Sar- 
nacchiaro Kennedy. Shirley Lagerson was a 
bridesmaid. In attendance were fellow alumni 
Laurie Watson, Joe Zaremba and Lynda Nel- 
son. ..Cathy Martwick has completed her first yr. 
at Loyola Law School in Chicago and spent the 
summer studying in Rome. ..Kara Renner com- 
pleted her second yr. at BU Medical and is 
studying for her boards... Tom Godfrey and 
Sheilah Mulligan exchanged vows on Sept. 
23. ..Mark Connon has graduated from Suffolk 
Law School. ..Tim Davis and Liz Dougherty are 
happily married and living in Burlington, VT. 
Tim is working for Gallo Wines and Liz is a 
nurse.. .Mark Falvey is making tons of money 
running his own Falvey and Morrison Painting 
Co. ..Michael Binzo Binney is stationed in Quan- 
tico, VA, at the Marine Corps Basic School. He 
starts Naval Flight School in Oct. ..After 6 mos. 
in JVC with Maryrose Lane, John Donnelly 
worked with Ken Kupersmith at FDP in Welles- ' 
ley last year.. .Congratulations to John for being 
elected pres. of the Class of '91 at Tulane Univ. 
Law School. ..Congratulations also to Andrea 
Sullivan. She and her husband are expecting 
their first child. Andrea is working as a teacher 
at Archbishop Williams H.S. in Braintree...John 
Conway has graduated from SUNY at Stony 
Brook with a master's in chemistry. He is now 
working for Pfizer in Groton, CT, as an asst. re- 
search scientist. John is also engaged to be mar- 
ried this Nov. to a woman he met at 
SUNY.. .Congratulations again to RJ and Rob- 
erta Blaz McMahon, who were married on May 
27 in Wash., with many BC alums in attend- 
ance.. .And congratulations to Bill and Joan Hsu 
Dacey, who were married June 10 on L.I. ..Pete 
and Mary Pat Dunn Heelan became the proud 
parents of a baby boy, Christopher David, on 
March 14. ..Deb Parente and Pete Destefano 
were married on June 11. They both work at 
DEC and reside in their newly purchased home 
in Marlboro. ..Irene Ryan is tearing up the social 
work cycle in Springfield and moving up the 
ladder.. .Maureen Ryan Bailey will start teaching 
French in a Boston suburb grammar school and 
plans to attend grad school at BC for an MA in 
teaching. ..Kristen Furia Beston now works for 
Blue Shield of Rhode Is. in the Medicare div. 
and is enjoying married life.. .Kerry Moroney is 
working her way up the corporate ladder of In- 
ternatl. Ice Cream Co., having had two recent 
promotions.. .Tracey Wallisch graduated from 
grad school in May with a .master's in teaching. 
After her wedding to Marty Fallon, she'll be 
teaching first grade in Shaker Heights, OH. 
Marty, who graduated from law school in May, 
will soon be heard in the courts of Cleve- 
land. ..Christine Lubanske Cuff is working as an 
office mgr. and starting to build a new house in 
Auburn, NY.. .Congratulations to Sandra Vage- 
latos, who has been named sr. accountant in the 
Boston office of Coopers & Lybrand.-.Mark Se- 
man was recently hired to be full-time residence 

hall dir. for ZIV Quad... John Feitelberg is 
working in the Feitelberg Co. of Fall River as its 
personal lines sales mgr.. .Congratulations to 
Daniel Bouvier on his recent marriage to Patri- 
cia Farley. They met in Belize, Central 
Amer... Karen O'Keefe has been named sales 
coord, for Suburbayi Real Estate News. .Matt Du- 
gan has assumed the position of assoc. creative 
dir. at Collins, Long & Connolly, of Burlington. 
Well, that's all for now. Thanks a bunch for all 
your letters. Keep them coming. 


Agnes Gillin 

1100 Ashbridge Rd. 

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 


Hi, classmates! Thanks for all your letters. Let 
me start by telling you that it is now July and 
you are probably reading this in Oct. So if you 
have sent me information lately, it won't appear 
until the next issue. Please be patient. Also note 
my new address and continue to send 
news. ..Debbie Garcia has moved back to Boston 
and is making money the old fashioned way 
with Smith Barnev.-.Beth Crane is getting mar- 
ried to Michael Seakingson on Hilton Head Is. 
They will reside in N. Carolina.. .Katie Hoopes 
is moving to Chicago to attend Northwestern's 
Kellogg School of Mgmt. ..Mary Ronan is get- 
ting her master's in accounting at NU... Michael 
Touhey is in sales for Transnational, covering 
W. Canada. ..Tom Scott is in the Big Apple with 
Goldman Sachs. ..Gus Rios just finished his sec- 
ond yr. at the Penn. School of Podiatric 
Med. ..Tony Ryan is in law school in Creighton, 
NE...Jere Doyle and Missy Tyrell were married 
in May, then moved to Spain. ..Tim Hanley is 
engaged to be married.. .Ramon Bauza left the 
Marines and is now working in Boston for Mer- 
rill Lynch. ..Eric Shober and Johnny Blood are 
working selling car phones for New Eng. Stereo 
in Norwood. ..Kathy Mitchell is working at the 
Brigham and Women's Hosp. in Bos- 
ton. ..Suzanne Karpick is living in Charlestown 
and working for the Bank of Boston. ..Rumor 
has it that Laura Donovan is moving from. 
LeHavre, France, back to Boston. ..Wally Mullin 
is getting his doctorate in economics at 
MIT.. .Michelle Murray married Timothy Te- 
treault in May at St. Ignatius, with classmates 
Stephanie Giannaros, Kim Kohoskie, Jacque- 
line Kelliher and Jodie Lolik in attend- 
ance. ..Susan Frigerio married Timothy Buckley 
last Dec. The couple lives in Tokyo. ..Donna M. 
McLellon has completed the U.S. Air Force mil- 
itary indoctrination for medical service officers 
at Sheppard AFB in Texas.. .Pete Carbone has 
joined P&R Carbone Real Estate, Inc., a Wob- 
urn-based brokerage and development com- 
pany, as a -brokerage sales assoc. and financial 
analyst. ..Richard Gorach has passed the CPA 
exam and is working for Textron Corp. ..Regan 
Tuerff has been skating her way around the 
world with "Snow White and the Seven 
Dwarfs". ..Maureen Ryan and Tim Colbert were 
married last winter. They are now living in Bev- 
erly.. .U.S. Navy Ensign Hugh Montague earned 
the gold wings of a naval aviator. He is now in a 
flight training program.. .Susan Keeney is a first 
grade teacher at Wood Acres Elem. School. .Jim 
Higgins is enjoying work at the Bank of Bos- 
ton. ..Valerie Wittek is an asst. acct. exec, for 
Satchi & Satchi Adv. in NYC. .Patricia Calloway 
is working for First Interstate Bank of San 
Diego in financial services. ..Kathy Brady is in 


NYC working as a financial analyst for Chase 
Manhattan Bank. ..Andrea Nugent is a psychiat- 
ric counselor at the New Eng. Memorial 
Hosp. ..Maura Galvin is a sales asst. for the Wes- 
tin Hotel in Boston. ..Fred Waters started his 
own music paper, Gigger Magazine, with a circu- 
lation of 5,000 in Boston. ..Karen Schroeder is 
living in Birmingham, AL...Kara Cummings 
Ranney is working as a sales rep for Pilgrim In- 
fants Products. ..Laura Barlow is a writer for the 
St. Louis Commerce Magazine. Laura invites all 
classmates to give her a call when in St. 
Louis. ..The Boston radio market is filled with 
'87ers. Tim Stansky sells for WZLX. Suzanne 
Lavin sells for WVBF... Frank Kolucki has re- 
turned from a year in Jamaica and is currently 
attending Georgetown School of Med.. .Mary 
Kate Flaherty is engaged to classmate Adam 
Lowe. ..Lisa Clifford is a personnel consultant 
for Technical Aid Corp. in Cambridge. ..Dario 
Vaccini is a sales mgr. for General Freight, Inc., 
in New York. ..Sue Winfield is in NYC working 
for Bergdorf Goodman. ..Anna Ison is a re- 
search asst. at Shriners Hosp. for Crippled Chil- 
dren in Tampa, FL... Caroline Jakubowicz is a 
learning disabilities teacher in Coatesville, 
PA. ..Jennifer Moore is studying for her MBA at 
Case Western. She is living in Cleveland with 
Esther Cummings and Susan. ..Ted Fisher and 
Lisa McDonald are engaged. ..Enjoy the holi- 
days and keep in touch! 


Mae Joyce 

9633 Weathered Oak Ct. 
Bethesda, MD 20817 
(30 1') 365-2742 

Thank you, everyone, for all of your letters. 
They have been a great help. If you are not 
mentioned, please write. ..Our nuptial update: 
Andrea Papanek married Michael Gioscia; 
Karen DeMasco married Michael Sorabella; 
Melissa DeMoranville married Steve Kenyon; 
and two, '88ers will wed on Dec. 30, Patricia 
Drago and Rich Spinelli. Another BC couple 
were also married, Lisa LaFreniere and Mike 
Keating. Ann Rath married Brent Bartlorne 
and lives in Dublin, OH. Christina Cusanno 
married Bernard Mangano. Karen Voss and 
Anne Rath were in the wedding party. Karen is 
teaching in Switzerland. Jen Ryan married Dave 
Alleva and they live in Cherry Hill, NJ. Con- 
gratulations to everyone!...! received a great let- 
ter from former UGBC pres. Tim Lum. He is a 
Jesuit volunteer on the island of Truk, 1200 
miles east of the Philippines. Tim teaches En- 
glish at Xavier H.S., a co-ed school of 150 stu- 
dents and says that his volunteer work has been 
a wonderful learning experience. He is looking 
forward to returning home soon... Many others 
are also still working as volunteers around the 
world. Tom Hassey, Jason Kelly and Roger 
Chatani are living in Jamaica. Harry Sloate is 
volunteering on Nazareth Farm in W. Virginia, 
helping with,regional development... Once again,. 
I've heard that many of our class are living in 
the Boston area. I hope you get to- 
gether.. .Helen Morey attends BU Law; John 
Murray works for Carter Communications; 
Steve DaSilva works for Sigma Circuits; Rick 
Westerman works for Anixter Bros. Wire and 
Cable; Michael Horning is a broker; Laura Cer- 
cone is a freelance video/film producer; Sue 
McMahon, Debbie Beaudette and Dave Riley 
all work for Scutter; John O'Brien and Jim 
Dentzer work for Bank of Boston; Craig Morse 

and April Hanrahan are at State St. Bank; Emil 
Micha is at Suffolk Law School; Ron Tatlor and 
Joe Cavanaugh are paralegals; Alan Watts is 

moving up in the Circle Cinema Corp.; and Joe 
Connelly is in P.R./mktg...On the opposite 
coast, Lisa Leingang is a paralegal for a law 
firm in San Francisco and also works at a com- 
edy club. Thank you very much, Lisa, for your 
great letter. She has seen Sherman Leland, who 
is living in Navato. Bob Callan is at USF Law 
School. Finally, Janice Negvesky works for a 
commercial real estate firm in San Fran- 
cisco. ..Once again, '88ers flocked to the Big Ap- 
ple for a one-yr. reunion bash. I cannot begin to 
mention the names of all those who attended. 
There were over 100 of us at Mingles on the 
East Side. The site was frighteningly similar to a 
Tuesday night at M.A.'s! Thanks, Donno. 


Hello graduates! Hope everyone had a great 
summer of '89. How is the job search going? 
Many are returning to school or furthering 
their travels. ..Julie Lavin, April Pancella, and 
quite a few others are starting BC Law this 
fall. ..Mike Hipp has left for England to coach 
and play lacrosse while Kevin Brennan and 
Susan Callahan have moved to St. Croix to 
teach. ..Whitney Smith has gone to Japan to 
start a career.. .Kenny Grohe is in Pittsburgh 
working for EMC". Also, Brian Stenberg is 
moving to Philadelphia to work for EMC ..Joe 
Garrett and Steve Lefkowitz work for John 
Hancock. ..Lisa Videtto is working for Fanfare, 
Inc. in N. Andover and living in Salerp...Dale 
Dutile has returned from his trip across Europe 
to start work with Chase Manhatten in NYC... 
Paula Klim is working for NEECO in Need- 
ham. ..Congratulations to all nurses who passed 
the boards! Kelly Furlong is working for Mass. 
General and living in Charlestown Navy Yard 
with Katie Frost and Michelle Lally. Michelle is 
furthering her education at the Boston Archi- 
tecture Center this fall. .Tim Pisinski has 
started a job with Wallace, Inc. and resides in 
Framingham. .Michelle Coulon, Pat Barbera, 
and Lisa Delaney are preparing for a cross 
country trip, after which they will settle in San 
Diego for awhile.. .Pat Giller and Chris Gilles- 
pie recently completed their summer cross 
country trip.-.Tricia Hillman is working for the 
Bank of New England and living in Brookline 
with Tricia Doherty. Carolyn Bailey. Lynn Co- 
garin, and Linda Plate are moving to Colorado 
to spend the season in Vail. ..Mike Rocco had a 
wonderful trip to Australia this summer.. .Please 
write to the Alumni Office c/o Michelle McGee 
with your news. A class correspondent will be 
named in time for the winter issue of the maga- 
zine. In the meantime, many thanks to Joanne 
Foley for providing this column! 

Evening College 

Jane T. Crimlisk 74 
113 Sherman Rd. 
Chestnut Hill, MA 021,67 

Sr. Mary Pauline '63 has recently returned to 
New Eng. She is administrator at a small retire- 
ment ctr. in Newton for Sisters of Charity. Wel- 

come home, Sister.. James P. Goodrich '63 has a 
daughter Elizabeth who is a jr. in the School of 
Ed. at BC.Leroy Kelly '76 was honored by the 
Natl. Assn. of Alcohol and Drug Counselors as 
"Professional of the Year" in '88. Congratula- 
tions, Leroy...Anne Hughes '81 recently re- 
ceived an MS in communications mgmt. from 
Simmons and works for Gillette as admin, asst. 
to the pres. of the shaving div. and does P.R. 
work. Good luck, Anne. ..Michael Starrs '81 has 
been promoted to the position" of sr. mgr. in the 
audit dept. of the Detroit office of Price Water- 
house. Best of luck, Michael. ..Donna Levy '83 is 
dir. of P.R. and mktg. for the Mass. Turnpike 
Auth.. .William Stanton '84 and wife Nancy 
Stanton '82 are the proud parents of Danielle 
Marie, who was born in '88. .John S. Lynch '87 
and his wife are the proud parents of Megan 
Johnson, who was born May 2. Congratulations 
to all the new parents. ..Best wishes and congrat- 
ulations are in order for the following cou- 
ples. ..Dan J. Frey '84 and Geraldine Roache 
were married at St. Mary of the Nativity in Sci- 
tuate...Thelma Garcia '86 and Mark Condon '86 
were married at Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm 
Beach... I had the privilege of traveling to Ire- 
land on the Pilgrimage of Peace with Cardinal 
Law and 98 other pilgrims this past June. I shall 
always cherish the memories. If you have news, 
please drop me a note or give me a call. Many 


Dean Donald J. White 
Boston College 
McGuinn Hall, #221A 
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 
(617) 552-3265 

Maureen Casamayou, PhD '89, poli. sci., will 
serve as an asst. prof, at Georgetown Univ. be- 
ginning this fall. ..Candida Devito, MA '89, 
Spanish, has secured a position teaching in the 
Boston public school system. ..Joanna Fuehrer, 
MA '89, Spanish, will be working for the U.S. 
govt, in Wash., DC. ..Brian O'Connor, PhD '89, 
romance lang., is now working as a part-time 
lecturer in the romance language dept. at 
BC... Claire Scigliano Richmond, MS '86, nurs- 
ing, has recently received her certification as a 
clinical specialist in mental health nursing and 
will soon be moving to Kadena Air Base in Oki- 
nawa. ..Kathryn L. Dorman, PhD '89, econ., has 
secured a position as asst. prof, of economics at 
Holy Cross. Jonathan Buschmann. PhD '89, 
physics, is working as a sr. scientist at Italtel in 
Milan, Italy.. .Xiao-yue Gu, PhD '89, physics, is 
now a part-time faculty member in the physics 
depts. at BC and Suffolk Univ. ..Karen Bryant, 
MST '89, math, will be teaching math at the 
Rivers School in Weston this fall. ..Kim Fergu- 
son, MA '81, ed. psych., has received a docto- 
rate in clinical psychology from Wright State 
Univ. in Dayton, OH. ..Kerry Dunne, MA '89, 
special ed., has been appointed to the orienta- 
tion and mobility teaching staff for the New 
Hamp. Assn. for the Blind. .Jim Rogers, MA 
'64, English, has been named chairman of the 
annual March of Dimes WalkAmerica Walk-A- 
Thon in Fall River.. .Sr. Rosemary Laliberte, 
MEd '72, special ed., has been named to the 
board of trustees at Salve Regina Coll. in Provi- 
dence, RI... Olivia Fen-ante, MA 71, elem. spe- 
cial ed., has been featured in Who's Who of Amer- 
ican Women for her work as a teacher, volunteer 


and community activist. ..Joellen Hawkins, MS 

'77, nursing, is co-author of an article published 
in this April's Aging Network News. ..James Al- 
vino, PhD '72, psych., has recently published a 
book entitled Parents' Guide to Raising a Gifted 
Toddler. Little, Brown and Co...Bro. Raymond 
Reinsant, CAES '85, ed. admin., has been ap- 
pointed pres. of Bishop Guertin H.S. for the 
'89-'90 academic year.. .Robert Begiebing, MA 
70, English, has recently published his third 
book, Toward a New Synthesis: John Fowles, John 
Gardner and Norman Mailer... Joseph Bage, MA 
'69, hist., has been appointed W. Zone supt. un- 
der the student assignment plan currently being 
introduced in the Boston public school sys- 
tem. ..Robert Gerardi. DEd '80, ed. admin., cur- 
rently supt. of schools in Lynn, was the recent 
recipient of the Natl. Academy of School Execu- 
tives "Distinguished Scholar Award". ..Anne 
Marie Faria, MEd '81, ed. psych., has been 
elected to the position of second VP by the 
board of dirs. of The New England, a Boston- 
based life insurer and financial services institu- 
tion... Kathleen Simpson. MEd '88, religious ed., 
was recently named principal of the Taunton 
Catholic Middle School. ..Kenneth DeBenedictis. 
DEd '86, ed. admin., has been named the '89 
recipient of the "Thomas Passios Outstanding 
Principal Award" for Mass. ..Henry Smith. PhD 
'66, physics, currently prof, of electrical engi- 
neering at MIT, has been elected to the Natl. 
Acad, of Engineering. ..Thomas Burke, MA '62, 
econ., has recently joined the firm of Foster 
Higgins & Co., Inc., and will be based in Wash., 
DC.Jeannette Clough, MS '82, nursing, has 
been appointed VP for nursing at the Waltham- 
Weston Hosp. in Waltham. 


Cecilia Ann Michalik 76 
43025 Ambridge Ct. 
Northville, MI 48167 

John N. Slipkowsky '65 is a member of the 
Amer. Institute of CPAs, Mass. Society of CPAs, 
and Natl. Assn. of Accountants and Toastmas- 
ters Internatl. He recently spoke to the Merri- 
mack Valley chapter of the Natl. Assn. of Ac- 
countants. ..James J. Nolan '72 is asst. supt. of 
schools for the Marblehead school dept. He is 
also pursuing a doctorate in ed. at 
UMass. ..Joanne Coviello Hughes '79 was re- 
cently appointed to the position of special asst. 
in the office of ed. research and improvement 
of the U.S. Dept. of Ed...Aileen Droege '80, 
exec. dir. of the Cura VNA, received the "Ath- 
ena Award" of the Plymouth area Chamber of 
Commerce. The award recognizes outstanding 
business and professional women. ..John Fallen 
'81 married Cynthia Stone in March. He is cur- 
rently a pension trust officer at the Bank of 
New England/Essex in Peabody...Auburnian 
Krista R. Birardi '8 1 was named VP of Eliot 
Bank's commercial real estate dept. ..Tony Pas- 
cuccio '86 was named "Agency Leader" for 
Metropolitan Life Financial Services of Wake- 
field last Feb. ..Joan Ford Mongeau '86 has been 
promoted to supv. in the info tech. audit ser- 
vices area in the Boston office of Coopers & Ly- 
brand.. .Thomas J. Giampietro, Jr., '87 was re- 
cently elected a fellow of the Mass. Society of 
CPAs...Robyn Neusner '88 married Michael 
Fritz last Nov. She is an acct. exec, for 
Maclntyre, Fay & Thayer in Newton... Hope 
everyone enjoyed the summer. Keep in touch! 


Sr. Joanne Westwater, RGS, '55 
36 Marlboro St., #2H 
Wollaston, MA 02170 
(617) 328-5053 


Cathy Dernoncourt 
Director of Alumni Relations 
Barat House 
885 Centre St. 
Newton, MA 02159 

John H. Brebbia '56 is counsel for the law firm 
of Edwards, Kolesar, Toigo 8c Sewell, Chtd., in 
Las Vegas, NV...EIwynn J. Miller '60 was re- 
cently appointed to the speaker's bureau of the 
Internatl. Assn. of Registered Financial Planners 
(IARFP). He is associated with Devonshire Fi- 
nancial Services in E. Sandwich. ..Gerald J. Bur- 
zillo '61 is a member of the firm of Burns & 
Levinson in Boston. ..Barry J. Walker '61 has 
been re-appointed to the board of trustees of 
Framingham State Coll. ..Stephen J. Paris '63, 
managing partner at the Boston law firm of 
Morrison, Mahoney & Miller, has been elected a 
VP of the Defense Research Institute, the na- 
tion's largest assn. of civil defense trial law- 
yers. ..John G, Ganick '65 has announced the 
opening of his office in Needham 
Heights. ..Robert W. Ritchie '65, a partner in 
the Amherst law firm of Ritchie, Ennis & See- 
wald, has been appointed Mass. state chair for 
the Natl. Institute of Municipal Law Offi- . 
cers... William M. Kargman '67 has been elected 
the '89 chairman of the Natl. Advisory Council 
of HUD Mgmt. Agents. He is also pres. and 
CEO of First Realty Mgmt. in Boston. ..Martin 
Michaelson '68, formerly counsel at Harvard 
Univ.. has rejoined the Wash., DC, firm of Ho- 
gan 8c Hartson as a partner.. .Charles K. Mone 
'68 has been elected a shareholder in the Boston 
law firm of Campbell 8c Assocs.. Thomas How- 
ard Brown '69 is a member of the firm of Pea- 
body 8c Brown in Boston.. .Edward R. Leahy '71 
has joined the law firm of Thacher, Proffitt 8c 
Wood in Wash., DC, as a partner.. .Kenneth I. 
Kolpan '72 is counsel for the Boston law firm of 
Newman, Durso & Itzkowitz...John Marshall 
'73, formerly of Homans, Hamilton, Dahmen & 
Marshall, has announced the opening of his 
firm, Pennington & Marshall, PC, in Bos- 
ton. ..Paul F. McDonough, Jr., '73, a partner in 
the Boston law firm of Goodwin, Procter &: 
Hoar, has been elected pres. of the Natl. Ctr. 
for Preservation Law by the center's board of 
dirs. ...Richard J, Chin '74 has been re-ap- 
pointed to the board of trustees of Massasoit 
Community Coll. in Brockton. ..Diane Durgin 
'74, sr. VP for Georgia-Pacific Corp. in Atlanta, 
GA, has been elected to the board of the Amer. 
Arbitration Assn. ..John W. Gibbons '74 has 
been named by the Milton Town Meeting to its 
asbestos study committee, which will study the 
level of asbestos present in public buildings in 
the town. ..J. David Leslie '74, formerly sr. VP, 
sec. and gen. counsel of the Amer. Mutual Ins. 
Cos., has joined the corporate group of the Bos- 
ton law firm of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brews- 
ter.. .Gerald Tutor '74 has recently become a 
partner in the Boston law firm of Corrigan & 
Johnson. He will continue to concentrate in do- 
mestic relations and personal injury litiga- 
tion. ..Anne M. Goggin '75 has been elected to 

the position of second VP by the board of dirs. 
of The New England, a Boston-based life in- 
surer and financial services company.. .Patricia 
Bernstein '76 has been appointed chair of the 
Mass. Victim Assistance Board. She is an asst. 
atty. gen. for the Commonwealth of Mass. ..Peter 
F. Zupcofska '76 is a partner in the Boston law 
firm of Burns &: Levinson... Richard A. Nerse- 
sian '76 has been elected VP at Merrill Lynch in 
NYC. ..John E. Barry, Jr., '78 has been named 
asst. VP for research at Hahnemann Univ. in 
Phil., PA... Christine Neylon O'Brien '78, assoc. 
prof, of law at Bentley, has written an article en- 
titled "Pregnancy Discrimination and Maternity 
Leave Law," which was published in the Dickin- 
son Law Review... Peter S. Brooks '79, formerly a 
partner with the law firm of Goldstein & Ma- 
nello, has joined the telemarketing firm of 
Telco Communications, Inc., of Pawtucket, RI, 
as the company's gen. counsel. ..Judith Dein '79 
has joined the Boston law firm of Warner & 
Stackpole... Sandra Tedlock '79 has become a 
shareholder in the law firm of Waterfall, Econ- 
omidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw, Villamana, PC, in 
Tucson, AZ. She practices in the area of domes- 
tic relations. ..Betsy J. Walkerman '79 was re- 
cently named VP for strategic development at 
Aspen Technology, Inc., in Cambridge, a sup- 
plier of modeling software solutions to'the U.S. 
and internatl. process industries. ..Lawrence E. 
Fleder '80 has joined the law firm of Gargill, 
Sassoon 8c Rudolph in Boston. ..Ann-Ellen Mar- 
cus Hornidge '80 has become a partner in the 
Boston law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, 
Glovsky & Popeo, PC.Dannel P. Malloy '80 has 
been made a partner in the Stamford, CT, law 
firm of Abate & Fox.. .Thomas P. Millott '80 has 
announced the formation of his firm, Wilson, 
Bourgeois, Millott & Dresser, in Worces- 
ter... Christopher C. Tsouros '80 is counsel for 
the Boston law firm of DiCara, Selig, Sawyer & 
Holt. ..Sandra Jesse Carter '81 is a partner in 
the Boston law firm of Choate, Hall 8c Stewart. 
She concentrates her practice in the area of 
banking, commercial lending and other financial 
transactions. ..Deirdre E. Donahue '81, formerly 
with Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, has 
become asst. counsel to GTE Spacenet Corp. in 
McLean, VA. .William F. Grieco '81 has become 
a partner in the Boston law firm of Choate. Hall 
& Stewart. He practices primarily in general 
business and specialized advice to a broad range 
of health care providers. ..Jeffrey L. Keffer '81 
has become a partner in the Boston law firm of 
Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer. He will con- 
centrate in project finance, securities and corp. 
law... James Liston '81 has been made a partner 
in the Boston law firm of Kaye. Fialkow, Rich- 
mond & Rothstein, where he concentrates his 
practice in banking and insolvency... Tyler J. 
Lory '81 has become a member of the Chicago, 
IL, law firm of Clausen Miller Gorman Caffrey 
& Witous, PC. John J. McGivney '81 has be- 
come a partner in the Boston law firm of Burns 
& Levinson. ..Mark Mishler '81, a partner with 
the firm of Walter, Thayer, Long 8c Mishler in 
Albany, NY, obtained the largest federal court 
civil rights verdict in N.E. New York in a police 
brutality case. He specializes in criminal and 
civil rights law.. .Cheryl M. Northrup '81 is a 
member of the firm of Peabody 8c Brown in 
Boston. ..Brafford C. Auerbach '82 has become 
in-house counsel at Walt Disney Studio's home 
video legal affairs div. in Burbank, CA...Kurt 
Gerstner '82 has joined the Boston law firm of 
Campbell 8c Assocs. ..Deborah Godwin '82 has 
announced the opening of her firm, Agee, Al- 


len, Godwin 8c Morris. The firm has offices in 
Memphis and Murfreesboro, TN...NeaI C. Miz- 
ner '82 has become a principal of the firm of 
Hoberman & Pollack, PC. He will practice in 
the firm's Hartford, CT, office. ..Jeffrey A. New- 
man '82 has announced the formation of his law 
firm, Newman, Durso & Itzkowitz, in Bos- 
ton. ..David P. Rosenblatt '82 has become a 
partner in the Boston law firm of Burns & Lev- 
inson... Laurence J. Bird, II, '83 has been 
elected a jr. partner in the Boston law firm of 
Nutter, McClennen & Fish. ..Stephen J. Brake 
'83 has also been elected a jr. partner at Nutter, 
McClennen 8c Fish. ..Suzanne C. Lacampagne 
'83 has become an assoc. at the Wash., DC, law 
firm of Lord, Day & Lord, Barrett Smith, fol- 
lowing her fellowship as counsel to the energy 
and commerce committee of the U.S. House of 
Representatives... Sylvia Chin-Caplan '84, an 
atty. with the Boston law firm of Thomas M. 
Kiley & Assocs., has been elected to a two-yr. 
term as pres. of the New Eng. chapter of the 
Amer. Assn. of Nurse Attys... Christopher R. 
Vaccaro '84 has joined the Boston law firm of 
Widett, Slater 8c Goldman as an assoc. in the 
firm's real estate dept... Wendy B. Davis '85 is 
associated with the firm of Peabody & Brown in 
Boston. ..Claire A. Gallagan '85 is with the Bos- 
ton law firm of Burns & Levinson... Julie John- 
stone '85 is with the law firm of Segal, Moran & 
Feinberg in Boston. ..Thomas M. Letizia '85 is 
with the Princeton, NJ, law firm of Jamieson, 
Moore, Peskin 8c Spicer.. .Susan A, Maze '85 has 
joined the litigation dept. at the law firm of 
Warner & Stackpole in Boston. ..Rudy Pittaluga, 
Jr., '85 is with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & 
Manges in Miami, FL... Robert Shea '85 has 
joined the law firm of Hinkley, Allen, Snyder & 
Comen in Boston. ..Susan M. Jeghelian '86 has 
joined the Hyannis gen. practice law firm of 
Garnick, Princi 8c Scudder, PC, as an assoc. Her 
primary area of practice is litigation. ..Warren 
Tolmam '86 has been chosen '89 pres. of the 
Mass. chapter of Americans for. Democratic Ac- 
tion. He is associated with the firm of Burns 8c 
Levinson in Boston... Sylvia M. Ho '87 has 
joined the Boston law firm of Parker, Coulter, 
Daley & White.. .Paul T. Milligan '87 is with the 
firm of Melick 8c Porter in Boston... Janet J. 
Bobit '87 has joined the Boston law firm of Cor- 
nell 8c Gollub as an assoc. ..Ted Naccarella '87 is 
with the law firm of Wolf, Greenfield 8c Sacks, 
PC, in Boston. ..Ronny Sydney- '87, formerly 
with the law firm of Milstein, Meshel 8c Hurst, is 
with Schultz & Bednarz, PC, a gen. practice 
firm in Boston. ..Susan D. Baer '88 is with the 
law firm of Rackermann, Sawyer & Brewster in 
Boston. .Timothy J. Bennett '88 has joined the 
Boston law firm of Campbell & Assocs. ..Susan 
F. Donahue '88 has joined the law firm of 
Hinckley, Allen, Snyder & Comen in Boston. 
She will practice in the area of real estate 
law.. .Ann M. Donovan '88 is with the Boston 
law firm of Burns & Levinson. ..David V. Drub- 
ner '88 is with the law firm of Roche, Carens & 
DeGiacomo in Boston. ..Michael B. Dworman 
'88 has joined the Worcester law firm of Seder 
& Chandler as an assoc. ..Robert M. Geurden '88 
is with the Boston law firm of Leo J. Cushing, 
PC. ..Robin Gorenberg '88 is with the Newton 
law firm of Mofenson & Nicoletti... David J. 
Gorman '88 is with the law firm of Murphy, 
DeMarco & O'Neill, PC, in Boston. James P. 
Habel '88 is with the law firm of Cohen, Rosen- 
thal, Price, Mirkin, Berg & Wernuck, PC, in 
Springfield. ..Gail P. Kingsley '88 is with the 
Boston law firm of Burns & Levinson. ..Lois B. 

Reitzas '88 is with the law firm of Lang, Straus, 
Xifaras 8c Bullard in New Bedford. ..Maria L. 
Santos '88 is with the firm of Korde 8c Assocs. 
in Chelmsford. ..Andrew H. Sharp '88 has re- 
cently been named a member of the firm of 
Byrne, Slater, Shulman 8c Rouse, PC, in Hart- 
ford, CT... Lorraine Rappa Sullivan '88 is with 
the Boston law firm of Riemer 8c Braun- 
stein.. .Marie E. Recalde '88 is with the Boston 
law firm of Burns & Levinson. ..Lorretta R. 
Richard '88 is also with Burns 8c Levin- 
son. ..Michael J. Wall '88 has joined the law firm 
of Hinckley, Allen, Synder & Comen in Boston. 
He will practice in the area of corporate 
law.. .Finally, Thomas J. White '88 is with the 
law firm of Burns & Levinson. 


James A. Caffrey '22, GA&S'26, Newton Center, 

John T Maloney '24, GA&S'26, Watertown, 7/1 
James F. Walsh '24, Braintree, 4/19 
John W. Cass, MD, '25, Eaton Center, NH, 5/10 
John S. Dooley '26, Randolph, 6/27 
James E. Farricy '26, Dorchester, 8/1 
Msgr. Matthew P. Stapleton '26, Somerville, 7/30 
Robert J. Donovan, MD, '28, Marshfield, 4/21 
Francis X. Foley, MD, '29, Fairfield, CT, 7/7 
Theodore R. Cass '31, GA&S'32, Wareham, 

Edward V. Lahey '31, Hampton, NH, 4/5 
Gerald F. Keating '32, Boynton Beach, FL, 5/14 
William F. Baker '33, Braintree, 6/23 
George F. Crimmins '33, Watertown, 7/15 
Dennis M. Crowley, Esq., LAW'33, West 

Roxbury, 7/4 
John E. Tellier '33, Salem, 4/29 
Sr. M. Adele Needham, SSJ, EC'34, Milton, 

Capt. Anthony J. DeVico, USN (Ret.) '35, 

LAW'40, Belmont, 7/18 
Henry A. Hudson, MD, '35, Harrison, ME, 5/4 
Hon. Edwin F. McCooey, LAW '35, GA&S'48, 

Blackstone, 4/22 
Edward B. Connolly, EX'36, Wellesley, 4/19 
Harold F. Crotty, Esq., LAW '36, Dover, NH, 

Henry Cutler, Esq., LAW '36, Weymouth, 5/25 
Thomas F. Dungan, EC'36, Pocasset, 5/15 
Rev. Robert B. MacDonnel, SJ, '36, GA&S '39, 

Worcester, 4/10 
Robert A. San Souci, EX'36, Walnut Creek, CA, 

Donal R. Sullivan, MD, '36, Green Bay, WI, 2/8 
James P. Jordan '37, GA&S'48, S. Yarmouth, 

Francis C. Kane, MD, '37, Laguna Hills, CA, 5/3 
Edward J. Phillips, Jr., '37, Brighton, 4/28 
Francis J. Dermody '38, Taunton, 4/5 
Francis E. Sullivan, Esq., '38, LAW'42, 

GA&S'83, Holliston, 5/16 
Joseph W. Bigoness '39, Santa Cruz, CA, 7/9 
L. Sheldon Daly, Esq., LAW39, E. Natick, 4/19 
Florence B. Davey, GA&S'39, Cambridge, 6/3 
James F. Kelly '39, Lexington, 7/31 
Joseph P. Dunn, Esq., LAW'40, Middletown, RI, 

Rev. Joseph C. Foley, EX'40, Wakefield, 7/15 
James M. O'Connor '42, Somerville, 4/24 
Paul F. Brosnan '43, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 

Thomas S. Conroy, MD, '43, Portsmouth, NH, 

Leo C. Deschenes, Esq., LAW'43, Fitchburg, 


John J. Gartland '43, Somerville, 4/19 
David S. Hoar '44, Salem, 6/17 
Raymond D. Holland, Jr., '44, S. Dennis, 6/89 
Edward A. Fiorentino, MD, EX'45, Salem, 8/2 
Col. William J. Morrisroe, EX'45, Columbus, 

OH, 7/12/87 
Mary Bresnahan Collero, GSSW'46, Winthrop, 

Stephen M. Frawley '47, Newton, 8/2 
Sr. M. Audrey O'Donnell, RSM, GA&S'47, 

Newport, RI, 6/12 
John F. Lyons '48, GSSW'56, Pepper Pike, OH, 

Sr. M.Julie Harkins, CSJ, GA&S'49, Maiden, 

Charles F. McGinnis, GA&S'49, N. Miami, FL, 

William J. Hughes '50, Nashua, NH, 6/23 
John T. McDermott '50, Lowell, 8/1 
William J. Fitzgerald, Esq., LAW'51, Springfield, 

Robert Lennon, MD, '51, Andover, 5/27 
Timothy F. Sullivan '51, Melrose, 4/20 
Sr. Mary Wilhelmina Golden, CSJ, GA&S'52, 

Framingham, 5/1 
Alfred J. O'Donnell '52, Beverly, 3/30 
Joseph A. Callero, GA&S'53, Winthrop, 6/27 
Dr. Leo J. Hines '53, GA&S'58, Chestnut Hill, 

Joseph P. McGowan, GA&S'54, Wayne, PA, 5/8 
John T. Reboulet '54, Wakefield, 4/7 
Richard L. Ghidella '55, Huntington Bay, NY, 

John F. Kinton, Esq., LAW'55, Falmouth, 5/23 
Pasquale J. Santosuosso '56, Revere, 6/16 
Leo B. Towle, GA&S '56, Bedford, 6/16 
Arthur J. Driscoll '57, Holyoke, 5/8 
Rev. Philip C. Martel '57, Plymouth, 7/21 
James F. Daley, EX'58, Brockton, 3/30 
Michael G. Finnerty '58, Norwood, 5/26 
Francis I. Horgan '59, Wellsville, NY, 6/12 
Sr. Barbara Martikke, SND, GA&S'59, New 

Canaan, CT, 5/26 
Francis P. Morrissey, EX'59, Lexington, 6/6 
Marjorie A. O'Brien '60, Holde'n, 6/10 
Ronald J. Papp, WES'60, WES'61, New 

Hartford, CT, 5/10 
Thomas P. Crehan, EC62, Dedham, 5/10 
Grace A. Madden '62, GA&S'67, Danvers, 3/25 
Dr. Robert J. McLaughlin '62, Clayton, MO 
Dr. John J. McCloy, HON'63, New York, NY, 

John Frost Walker, Esq., GSOM'63, Coral 

Gables, FL, 4/3 
Mary Mulready Sullivan '64, Hartford, CT, 5/18 
Ella May Seth, GA&S'66, Carlisle, 11/10/88 
Elizabeth A. Meyers '67, GA&S'86, Bridgewater, 

Robert E. Schraven, Jr., '68, GSOM'70, 

Westboro, 5/4 
Walter A. Talbot, Esq., LAW'69, Worcester, 6/1 
Marie A. Hunson, EC'70, Cambridge, 5/2 
Rev. Benjamin J. Reed, GSSW71, Netcong, NJ, 

Robert P. Spring '71, Milton, 5/2 
Edward J. Dale, Jr., '72, Norton, 5/15 
Denise M. Scott '72, Roxbury, 6/18 
Paula J. Tierney '72, Belmont, 5/12 
Sarkis A. Vartanian, GA&S72, Wayland, 7/1 
Stephen E. House '73, Kingwood, TX, 5/29 
Hannah G. Atkins, GA&S74, Newton 

Highlands, 4/27 
Alan V. MacDonald, Esq., LAW'74, Swampscott, 

Daniel J. Tancredi, DDS, '74, Medford, 4/24 
David Brendan Conlon '76, Summit, NJ, 7/16 


who would direct the society for the next 
eight years, and a thin, confident freshman 
from Cleveland named James J. Unger, Jr. 

By now, intercollegiate debate had taken 
on a new form. Head-to-head competition 
between tuxedo-clad seniors was a thing of 
the past. "Tournament debating" was the 
rage, and universities sent their debating 
teams to competitions around the country. 
"There were three levels of debate competi- 
tion," says Unger, now a lawyer in Wash- 
ington, D.C., and director of forensics at 
American University. "There was competi- 
tion within the university community, 
debates between colleges in the area, and 
major exhibitions and national tournaments, 
which we traveled to as a team. In 1960, the 
Fulton did a good deal of the first two, and 
little of the third, which was pretty much a 
post-war phenomenon." 

Lawton, however, had grand plans. A 
professorially disheveled man who would 
absent-mindedly scribble notes on his tie or 
shirt-cuff in a pinch, he was devoted to his 
students and to debate, and he drove the 
society relentlessly toward national prom- 
inence. Within hours after his arrival he was 
on the phone to high-school debating stars 
around the country, and would boast to 
Unger two years later that BC spent more 
money supporting his debaters than it did 
football players. Lawton was legendary for 
fanatic recruiting and practice habits (he 
woke students at dawn for coaching, pulled 
them from movies he considered a waste of 
time, and even ended more than a few dates 
by summarily yanking the protesting debater 
away from his astonished companion), but it 
was in Unger, he soon realized, that he 
already had a champion. 

In the world of tournament debate, one or 
two superb debaters can carry a team. (In 
recent years, for example, West Georgia Col- 
lege and Canisius College in New York were 
national powers on the strength of a few 
stars.) By the early '60s the Fulton's tradi- 
tional tilt toward upperclassmen was a thing 
of the past, and the freshman Unger carried 
the team. He was "the single greatest de- 
bater BC ever had, in my mind," says Dick 
Sumberg '68, a Fultonian from 1964-67. 
"He was an eccentric bird: master bridge 
player, photographic memory, and a master 
of what we called 'civilized ridicule,' the 
gently sarcastic dismantling of an argument. 
The guy was astonishing. He was named 
best debater at just about every tournament 
he was in." 

Modern BC debate's high -water mark 
came in Unger's senior season, when 
the Eagles faced the University of the 
Pacific for the national championship. Hav- 
ing beaten U. of P. three times during the 
year, the BC men were confident. The reso- 
lution concerned equal educational oppor- 
tunity for qualified high-school students. 
"They beat us 4-3, in a great performance," 
says Unger, who was again named outstand- 
ing debater of the tournament. "In hindsight 
that team was too good to lose four straight 
to us, but our loss stung at the time. It 
would have been nice to win it all." 

After Lawton 's retirement, the Fulton 
went through the '70s and early '80s under 
Dan Rohrer, an adjunct professor who strug- 
gled mightily to keep it afloat in the face of 
student apathy, political unrest, and a succes- 
sion of part-time debating coaches. 

If the pre-war era was the Fulton's golden 
age, these years were the society's nadir. 
Money for travel and coaches dried up. A 
core group of students remained dedicated, 
but the future looked bleak. 

But the Fulton rallied again, this time 
under the direction of Assistant Professor 
Dale Herbeck, who arrived in 1985 and has 
orchestrated a Lawtonesque comeback for the 
venerable society. A star debater himself at 
tiny Augustana College in Illinois, Herbeck 
had earned a speech doctorate at Iowa while 
coaching the Hawkeyes to national debate 
prominence. With the assistance of part-time 
coaches John Katsulas and Gerry Dyer, 
Herbeck set about recruiting for and 
coaching the rapidly-expanding speech team, 
and resurrecting the Fulton. 

"We're just crawling back to the upper 
levels of competitiveness," says Herbeck, "to 
the pitch we last had in the '50s and '60s. 
The University is very supportive, and the 
budget grows a little every year. Right now 
that means the top teams go a little further 
afield; in the next few years that additional 
budget will mean more depth, more teams 

T" TB" T" hile team depth and far-flung travel 
M/^/ arc two of the biggest changes in 
W V collegiate debate since the glory days 
of the old Fulton, the biggest change is a sty- 
listic one. "When the Fulton was founded," 
Herbeck says, "the members met every Fri- 
day afternoon in the Fulton Room, the Jesuit 
moderator tossed out a topic for discussion, 
the students all argued it, and at the end of 
the day they'd just pick the best speaker. 

Lawton: eccentric and ambitious 

Lawton had grand 
plans. A professori- 
ally disheveled man 
who would absent- 
mindedly scribble 
notes on his tie 
or shirt-cuff in a 
pinch, he drove the 
society relentlessly 
toward national 



It was youth vs. age when Lisa 'Kid' Ameden met Chip 
'The Fighting Diplomat' Gassett for the 1989 Fulton crown 

The 1989 Fulton Prize Debate ("Re- 
solved: That the United States should impose 
additional sanctions on the government of 
South Africa") took place one evening last 
April in McGuinn Auditorium. At stake was 
a campus championship and a place among 
the immortals listed on the the walls of the 
Fulton Society's tiny jewel of an am- 
phitheater in Gasson Hall. 

In the corners were junior Lisa Marie 
Ameden and senior Christopher (Chip) 
Gassett. Standing in the well of McGuinn 
prior to the debate, Ameden, a slight young 
woman in a long green dress, seemed to be 
fairly hopping with nerves, waving at friends 
in the audience (the place was packed to 

close to its capacity of 266) and embracing 
many who came within range, including, to 
his good-humored surprise, her distracted 
teammate and soon-to-be opponent Gassett. 
When Graduate A&S Dean Donald White 
noted in introducing Ameden (double major 
in political science and speech; aspirations to 
a doctorate in Soviet studies) that she had 
"seized the opportunity to speak for the affir- 
mative," one could well imagine it. 

Gassett was cooler, cheerful and calm, be- 
fitting his status as society president and the 
1988 champion returning to defend against a 
younger upstart. Dressed in a bright cotton 
tie, white shirt and dark sports jacket and 
trousers, he owned a scholar's pallor and 
wore the sort of eyeglasses long associated 
with scholarship. When White noted that 
Gassett (double major in Germanic studies 
and speech) aspired to a career in interna- 
tional diplomacy, one could well imagine 
that, too. 

The debate format, known as "Lincoln- 
Douglas" in recognition of its origin in the 
legendary 1856 Illinois senatorial contest, was 
a complex 31 -minute latticework of construc- 
tive speeches, cross-examinations and rebut- 
tals. Ameden had the first shot. Occasionally 
bobbing her head to look up from typewrit- 
ten notes on the podium, she quoted Martin 
Luther King, Jr. and a Supreme Court 
justice in rapid order, and moved quickly on 
to make three points: that apartheid was an 
injustice that threatened world peace; that 
existing sanctions were inadequate to the task 
of removing apartheid; and that comprehen- 
sive sanctions would do so. 

She spoke very fast, acknowledging a few 
tripped-over words with a self-conscious nod. 
Behind the podiurn, out of sight of most of 
the audience, her arms swung in tight arcs 
back and forth at her sides like something 
was holding them back from making an early 

Gassett, when his turn came, lived up to 
his billing as a diplomat, taking immediate 
pains to make it clear that he, too, believed 
apartheid was wrong, and that the issue in 
the debate was how best to bring it to an 
end. He then moved on to rebut Ameden's 
second and third points, saying that existing 
economic sanctions were influencing South 
Africa's policies for the good and that 
stronger sanctions would only hurt those they 
were intended to help, South Africa's black 
His greater debating experience was ap- 


parent. He did not talk as fast as Ameden 
and kept his eyes on the audience, relying on 
a slim stack of index cards only when he was 
quoting direcdy (Orbis, American Spectator and 
a South African Catholic bishop came 
up early on). He also had a nice repertoire of 
hand gestures that he used to good effect, in- 
cluding a plucking movement with his 
fingers, like he was gingerly milking a cow, 
and a two-handed hold-on-now thrust. 

It was Gassett who drew first blood. It 
happened less than a third of the way 
through, when the phrase "oppression of the 
masses" bubbled up out of Ameden 's 
response in cross-examination, and Gassett 
interrupted brightly, "What a Marxist 
term!" The blow drew laughter and hisses 
from the audience. Ameden smiled a killer's 
blank smile. 

She got hers back several minutes later 
when Gassett said that the cause of blacks 
was helped by foreign companies that 
employed them as workers, and she inter- 
jected, "Then why is the unemployment rate 
among South African blacks 90 percent?" It 
nailed Gassett in his tracks. He fell silent. 
"I'm not sure," he finally said good- 
naturedly. It was, however, a solid 
knockdown, and the spectators stirred. (In 
spite of Gassett's early avowal, it was clear 
throughout who the audience — almost en- 
tirely students — thought was really on the side 
of justice). 

By the time Ameden reached "first affir- 
mative rebuttal" (21 minutes), she had re- 
laxed. Her arms were up and she was speak- 
ing with authority, parsing her words by tap- 
ping her hands on the outer edge of the 
podium. Gassett, on the other hand, seemed 
to be losing his legs. He stumbled badly in 
his final rebuttal, saying, "The sanctions that 
have occurred have not been the result of 
sanctions," when he clearly meant in the 
first instance to say "changes." The au- 
dience noticed but he did not. He appeared 
tired. His mind was not on his words but on 
the clock ticking down to the bell. 

As the three judges left the room to con- 
fer, it was clear to ringside aficionados that 
despite Ameden's late rush Gassett had pre- 
vailed on points. Such was, it turned out, the 
judges' view. They gave the bout to Gassett 
by a unanimous decision. Upon the an- 
nouncement Ameden turned and hugged her 
opponent and he hugged back to general 

Ben Birnbaum 

"Then, in the '20s and '30s, competitive 
debate with other schools became the norm. 
Two teams would square off in front of a 
cheering throng, and the winner would often 
be decided by a show of hands, or an actual 
division of the house. A premium was placed 
on wit and humor as the best weapons." 

When in the 1940s those debates evolved 
into "tournaments" featuring teams from 
any number of schools, students began to 
debate before judges rather than spectators. 
"Now, in modern debate," he says, "BC 
students will take on Georgetown students 
before a trained judge from Dartmouth. The 
cheering crowd is gone, except at the Fulton 
Prize debate at the end of the year." 

Herbeck calls the tradeoff "a Faustian 
bargain. It's great to be in front of audi- 
ences, but only a few people got that thrill in 
the old days. In the '20s, the Fulton might 
do three debates a year, say, in which 
perhaps 12 people were involved; last year 
we probably did 300 debates." 

Herbeck concedes that many old-time 
debaters find modern debate alien to their 
concept of classical oratory. "While the 
heavy emphasis on research these days has 
made the quality of argument better," says 
Herbeck, "the trouble is that debate is so 
argument-centered that delivery has changed, 
and that causes consternation among old- 
time debaters. And I can understand their 
complaint, their sense of loss. People speak 
much more rapidly, because they're only 
delivering the speech to a trained debate 
judge, and their focus is on scoring points as 
fast as possible, not swaying an audience 
with wit and style. And because everyone 
has done so much research into the topic, the 
debate itself sometimes can become an 
acronym war." 

Acronyms flying, the Fulton has been 
reclaiming some of its lost glory, qualifying 
for the national "playoffs" in each of the last 
three years — no mean feat in a region where 
traditional powers Harvard and Dartmouth 
hold sway. 

"What's really astounding about the Ful- 
ton Debating Society," concludes Herbeck, 
"is that it has literally spanned the existence 
of formal collegiate debate in this country. It 
is a tribute to the University that the Fulton 
never died. It waxed and waned, like all 
organizations do, but support for it never 
flagged. That's an astonishing accomplish- 
ment for a litde group begun so long ago." 

7/7 modern debate, 
BC students will 
take on Georgetown 
students before a 
trained judge from 
Dartmouth. The 
cheering crowd is 
gone, except at the 
Fulton Prize debate 
at the end of the 



(continued from cover) 

years as a 
ad come to Ite 

e had been to 
the afternoon a 

Jeff Thielman '85, is a student at Boston Col- 
lege Law School. Since he left Tacna in 
February, a medical post and house for 
volunteers have been added to the center. Ad- 
ministrative offices and outdoor recreation areas 
are under construction, and there are plans to 
build shops for technical training in 1990. This 
article is excerpted from Thielman's book- 
length manuscript, "A volunteer's story." 

desert plateau* p£ was on 
February 8, 19M.VI was 
there as an adjmso»to a 

roup of higl^^ 
chnol studeri^^ 

aged in their 

anntril "montt| of social Jgfice." The 
students were from Colegiq Cristo 
Rey, a Jesuit school in Tacna, two 
hours^gpR'e awa^B^h^ I had re- 
cently come to sper 

nteer teacher. Wj 
to build a school. 

On that Saturda 
the offlffil to swinw 
farmer and his wife returned us to Ite 
in the back of their truck. A young 
man dressed in the worn clothes of a 
laborer wasjp.iting for us there. He 
was standing in front of the medical 
post. Hj^anted to speak to a nurse 
who had gone with us to the beach. 

'jlfy baby died," he quietly said to 

"When?" she asked. 

"This morning around 11." 

"When was it born?" 

"Sometime in the madrugada [early 
morning], about three or so." 

The farmer's wife, who had been 
listening from the truck's cabin, sighed. 
She and the nurse began to question 
him: "Why didn't you get some help? 
Why didn't you call someone when 
your wife went into labor?" 

He lowered his head and seemed to 
have no answers. 

The nurse, Rosa, went to prepare 
paperwork on the death, and I talked 
with the man. His name was Sebas- 



tian; he was 22 and his wife was 19. 
They had come to Ite from another 
village where there had been flooding. 
"No hay papa," he said — there are no 
potatoes — to explain that there was a 
food shortage. Ricardo Gonzalez, a 
Jesuit attached to our group, asked if 
he'd baptized the child. Sebastian 
replied that he had not and began to 
cry softly. 

Later I went with Rosa, Ricardo 
and a policeman to Sebastian's home, 
a one-room hut that stood on the edge 
of a farm field about a quarter of a 
mile from town. It was a dank room 
with a packed dirt floor and a low 
thatched roof. The only light came 
through a cloth that covered the one 
window. The room was filled with flies 
that made a steady, chainsaw-like 

Sebastian's wife lay in near darkness 
on the one narrow bed. At the foot of 
the bed was a small bundle. The nurse 
took off the rags and we saw a tiny 
corpse, a boy, with blood still on his 

An infant under one year of age dies 
every six minutes in Peru. This was a 
fact well known to me — a fact some- 
times mentioned by a Jesuit in the 
weekly Mass back at Boston College. 
But until that moment it was just a 
fact; until that moment I had never 
been confronted by a death. I forced 
myself to look at the slighdy swollen 
corpse. I felt numb and powerless. I 
could do nothing but awkwardly stand, 
my head almost touching the ceiling, 
and quietly pray and wait until I could 

The nurse and the policeman 
quickly determined the infant had died 
of natural causes. When asked, Sebas- 
tian said that he delivered the baby by 
candlelight and wrapped it in rags im- 
mediately to keep it warm. It breathed 
for a few hours and then suddenly 

The baby lay on a table and flies 
crawled all over it, covering its eyes. 
For a horrifying moment, it looked as 
if the dead infant's eyes were opening 
and shutting, winking at us. Ricardo 
said a prayer over the child and a few 
minutes later we were able to leave. 

Rosa later told me that the baby had 
been born six weeks early. It needed 
special care to survive, something not 
available locally, and not available at 
all to poor men like Sebastian. 

Rosa said that Sebastian's wife, 
Herenia, had not wanted the child. She 
and Sebastian already had an infant 
son and Sebastian's 14 inti a day salary 
(80 cents) was well below the 23 inti a 
day minimum wage required by law 
and was not enough to feed another 
toddler. Rosa had tried to convince 
Herenia of her responsibility to bear 
and raise the baby. She had promised 
to help Herenia after the birth with 
some form of birth control. But 
Herenia had ignored her advice and 
instead beat her womb in an attempt 
to kill the child. Rosa estimated that 
Herenia had been doing so for at least 
two weeks prior to giving birth 

There were dances planned that 
night for carnival. I was in no mood to 
celebrate, and the music and gaiety an- 
noyed me. I went to the room where 
Ricardo, some of the boys and I slept, 
and climbed into bed, struggling to 
shut out the day's events. 

The next day we buried the child. 
Sebastian placed it in a cardboard box 
marked " Leche Gloria" — Gloria 
Milk — and we dug a shallow grave in 
the barren desert cemetery that over- 
looked Ite. Ricardo led a prayer ser- 
vice, and we placed some stones and a 
cross made of sticks on top of the 
grave. The child never had a name. 

When all was done, Sebastian passed 
around a glass and a bottle of Coke. 
We drank and then went home. 

I was raised in comfortable 
Meriden, Connecticut. My 
father owned a car repair shop, 
my mother was a high school 
teacher, and I was the boy who 
played wiffle ball on the front lawn 
with the big evergreen as backstop, 
who read biographies of great men and 
women as he fell asleep, who 
sometimes dreamed of a heroic adven- 
ture in a foreign land. 

From the time I attended a small, 
Catholic parish in Connecticut as a 




young boy and through my years at 
Boston College, I was taught and 
believed that those who were fortunate 
should help those who were not. For 
whatever reasons, I found this simple 
idea true and compelling. While in col- 
lege, it led me into student government 
and to a week of volunteer work in 
Appalachia. At college, too, I came to 
know a charismatic Jesuit named Julio 
Giulietti, the director of BC's Interna- 
tional Volunteer Program (see story 
page 42). 

As I entered my senior college year I 
grew increasingly resdess about my im- 
mediate prospects, which included law 
school and quick entrance into middle 
class life. While my friends and class- 
mates hustled to find jobs, I worried 
that I would soon be giving up any 
chance I had of living my childhood 
dreams of foreign adventure, and any 
chance of wholly committing myself to 
the ideals of justice I claimed to hold. 
It's now or never, I often thought. 
And so I went to Julio and became an 
IVP volunteer. To the dismay of some 
friends and some members of my fam- 
ily, I put off law school and, in Oc- 
tober 1985, went off to spend two years 
in a place called Tacna, Peru. 

In 1985 Tacna was a city of 
160,000. Well-dressed people walked 
the palm-shaded streets in the town 
center and sat in the coffee houses. 
Away from the center, the town turned 
rough and dirty: outdoor marketplaces, 
busy contraband markets fueled by 
smuggling from nearby Chile, beggars 
and shoeshine boys. Up in the sandy 
hills around the city were thousands of 
cinderblock and straw-thatched homes 
that housed the majority of the city's 

These were the pueblos jovenes, the 
"young towns," a series of makeshift, 
rapidly-growing slum neighborhoods 
that were home mosdy to Aymara In- 
dians, the indigenous people of 
southern Peru, but long displaced 
downward in the area's hierarchy by 
Italian immigrants and other light- 
skinned Peruvians. 

I had come to Tacna to teach, but I 
entered my new profession ignorant of 
the craft of teaching (I had no teacher 
training) and of both the language and 


culture of my pupils. In fact I was 
armed with only the vague idea that a 
good teacher was engaging and charis- 
matic. I, it turned out, was neither. 
Impatient by nature, I asked too much 
of my students (and did this in spite of 
the advice of more seasoned teachers). 
I believed I knew what my students 
needed: discipline, to learn to write 
well, to understand the political and 
social forces at work in their country so 
that they could change their lives or 
become agents of change in the lives of 

As could only be expected (by every- 
one but me), my high school freshmen 
did not take well to my approach. Our 
daily meetings were tense — the kids 
didn't like me and I felt the same way 
about them. "Your class is boring; we 
don't learn anything," a boy stood up 
and told me one day. 

In the power struggles that ensued, 
the students took every advantage of 
my disabilities. Once before a test, I 
gave a long lecture on cheating (a sin 
the students had not, in my view, been 
trained to take seriously enough) and 
concluded my speech by warning that 
if I saw one of them looking around 
during the test I would assume he was 
plagiarizing. However, in place of 
"plagiar," I said "pajear," meaning 
masturbate. There was a moment of 
shocked silence, and then the students' 
laughter was heard throughout the 
school — and not for the first or last 

While I had to laugh at myself 
sometimes, it was hard going. I was 
given, by one class, the nickname 
"Nunca," meaning "never" — taken 
from my pronouncements: "Never 
write a sentence with more than 24 
words! Never write a composition 
without a beginning, middle and end! 
Never complain about too much home- 
work!" (It was not the worst nickname 
I was given during my early days at 
Cristo Rey. For a time I was called 
"Pajaro," or "Bird" — a tribute, I had 
understood, to my being from the city 
where the great Larry Bird played 
basketball. And then one day a volun- 
teer who had been in the country some 
time asked me if I knew that pajaro was 
slang for "penis.") 

Other teachers shook their heads 
over the activities in my classroom. 
The parents, too, found me somewhat 
hard to comprehend, and I often had 
an equally hard time understanding 
them. Once a mother asked me why 
her son had received a low grade on a 
paper. I knew in this particular case, 
though I never expected to have it con- 
firmed, that the mother worked on her 
son's homework with him. After I had 
told her what was wrong with her son's 
paper, she said: "Okay, Jeff, I under- 
stand. Julio and I will try to do better 
next time." 

In those first months, after long days 
of teaching and nights of correcting 
papers, I lay in bed in my room at the 
edge of campus wondering what I was 
doing in Peru and how it related in 
any way to what I had thought was my 
noble mission as a volunteer — to help 
the poor. 

The death of Sebastian and 
Herenia's child continued to 
haunt me during the re- 
mainder of my stay in Ite. 
By the time I returned to 
Tacna in March, I was determined to 
do something. 

I had learned while in Ite that 
Sebastian was not alone in being paid 
less than the minimum wage, that this 
was the rule among the region's 
farmers. And so, against the advice of 
experienced Peru hands, who avoided 
the government whenever possible and 
told me it was useless to try and gain 
its attention for unlawfully low wages 
in a backwater like Ite, I decided to 
take on the bureaucracy. This, I had 
convinced myself, was the dramatic 
struggle I had been looking for. 

The next weeks were indeed a strug- 
gle, but not quite dramatic. In my 
spare time I became a regular visitor to 
the Ministry of Work (which I soon 
renamed "the Ministry Where No 
One Works"). I was promised call- 
backs that never came, inspection tours 
of Ite that never materialized. In a 
culture where patience is both grace 
and sanity, I was the clumsy madman, 
seemingly the only guy in a hurry to 
get things done. 

ihe baby 
lay on a 
table and 
flies crawled 
all. over it, 

its eyes. 
For a 

moment , 
it looked 
as if the 
dead infant's 

eyes were 
opening and 
at us. 


Two months after I began this cru- 
sade, I made my last, futile bicycle trip 
to the ministry. I was handed a printed 
copy of the law legislating the mini- 
mum wage for farm workers. I made 
100 photocopies of it and gave them to 
the mayor of Ite, who had a home in 
Tacna, and who had agreed to dis- 
tribute the copies to the farmers, 
though he assured me that they all 
were paying the minimum wage. I 
shook his hand and thanked him and 
walked away defeated. 

It was on my frustrating visits to the 
Ministry Where No One Works that I 
first took serious notice of the 
working boys who during the day 
haunted Tacna's central plaza and sur- 
rounding streets. Some were as young 
as six or seven, some as old as 15. 
Some washed cars. Some sold news- 
papers. Many shined shoes. They 
roamed the downtown streets with 
boxes containing brushes, rags and 
polish. Their hands were stained from 
the polish and their clothes were dirty 
and torn. Many wore no shoes them- 
selves, but black sandals made of tire 
rubber. They chased customers, 
bargained for their fees, cursed, were 
cursed at, and sometimes fought 
among themselves. They were preyed 
upon by older boys and gangs of 
thieves. Some cheerfully supplemented 
their income through petty thievery — 
stealing car mirrors, workers' tools, 
whatever had been left untended. 

These shoeshine boys came from the 
newest — and, therefore, poorest — of the 
pueblos jovenes on the city's outskirts. Of 
Indian stock mostly, they lived in huts 
without electricity or water and came 
down to the city each day to make 
money for their families. "The Indian 
mothers have more and more kids," a 
man told me one afternoon in a bar- 
bershop where I had my hair cut. 
"They don't care about the ones in the 
street. They breed like dogs. They're 
making Tacna worse and worse every 

I got into the habit of talking to 
these kids when I went down to the 
ministry. I would have one of them 
shine my shoes. A crowd of them 
would gather. They were full of ques- 
tions for me about life in the U.S., but 
wary of my questions. Where do you 

ur daily 

were tense -- 
the students 
didn't like 
me and I 
felt the 
same way 
about them. 
"Your class 
is boring; 
we don f t 
learn any- 
thing," a 
boy stood up 
and told me 
one day. 

live? I would ask. "Por alii," they 
would answer- — over there. How much 
money do you make? They wouldn't 
say. Do you go to school? Some said 
yes and some said no. (Some, I would 
learn, went to the public school at 
night, after a day's work that often 
began at five in the morning.) They 
bragged to each other in a way that 
reminded me nostalgically of the 
mechanics sitting on lunch break in my 
father's shop in Connecticut. "I started 
with a small box, two cans of polish, 
one brush and a rag," one would say 
with a chuckle. "That was two or three 
years ago." 

I was soon warned off the kids. 
"Oh, Jeff, you have to be careful," the 
mother of a Cristo Rey student said to 
me. "They see your white face and 
they'll rob you. They'll charge you 
way too much." But I didn't pay at- 
tention. I liked the kids. They were 
tough and eager, a bright spot in the 
midst of my general confusion and 

By the time I handed over the sad 
pile of photocopies to the mayor of Ite, 
I had already decided that I would try 
to make those boys my personal project 
in Peru, that they needed me — what- 
ever it was I could do — more than did 
many of my rebellious adolescent 
charges at Cristo Rey. 

In the weeks that followed I was able 
to convince my students to adopt the 
shoeshine boys as our class "service 
project." One Saturday in April we 
went downtown in Cristo Rey's bus to 
invite the working boys to play soccer 
on the school's field. We filled the bus 
and that afternoon played soccer for a 
few hours and gave each of the boys a 
sandwich and soda pop donated by 
Cristo Rey parents. We did this again 
on succeeding Saturdays. The games 
were chaotic. The shoeshine boys grab- 
bed for the food and immediately re- 
turned to the line for seconds — habits 
that didn't endear them to my stu- 
dents. But I was pleased. 

Other people were not. Ricardo, my 
immediate supervisor at Cristo Rey, 
told me, "You know, most of those 
kids just come for the food. They hear 
that Cristo Rey has sandwiches and 
soda pop, pass the word to their 
friends, and before you know it 50 


shoeshine boys are on the bus." 
Ricardo also insisted that I stop asking 
Crista Rey parents to donate snacks for 
the boys. "Don't trick them into 
believing that some great transforma- 
tion is taking place on Saturday morn- 
ings. Don't fool yourself either." 

Despite his order, I kept asking the 
parents for help. I'm going to succeed 
at something in this country, I thought. 

By mid-June, my students, initially 
enthusiastic about the project, stopped 
volunteering for Saturday soccer 
games. They play too rough, they said 
of the shoeshine boys — they kick, they 
push, and they come just to eat. 
What's the point of this project? one 
boy asked. 

I didn't yet know the answer to that 
question, but I was desperately trying 
to find one. I had begun to think that I 
could start a club for the shoeshine 
boys, something like the Boys Club I 
had once belonged to in Connecticut. 

In mid-June I sent a form letter to 
70 friends in the States asking for 
money for my "club." That same 
month, the father of one of my stu- 
dents offered to let me have a small 
warehouse for two years without rent. 
The building was located near down- 
town Tacna, where most of the shoe- 
shine boys worked. When I first saw it, 
it was being used to store soda bottles. 
The adobe walls had holes in them. 
The floor was rotted. One door was 
warped and wouldn't shut. But armed 
with some promises for support from 
local businessmen, $25 my grand- 
parents had sent me, $20 of my own, 
and $40 that a friend had sent, I began 
to rehabilitate the building. 

The winter was very cold that 
year. At night the desert 
winds swept through my lit- 
tle room on the Cristo Rey 
campus. I wore long under- 
wear and a hooded sweatshirt to bed. I 
felt a million miles away from 
America, where the centennial of the 
Statue of Liberty was being celebrated 
in scenes tantalizingly visible on Peru- 
vian television. At home my parents 
were going through a divorce. I had 
learned of their plans only weeks before 
I left. 






tat never 

[me, inspec- 
tion tours 
that never 
In a culture 
where pa- 
tience is both 
grace and 
sanity, I 
was the 
clumsy madman, 
the guy 
in a hurry 
to get 
things done. 

I was worried, too, about my career 
as a volunteer. Though my Spanish 
had improved, I knew I was not cut 
out to be a teacher. And while I had 
my building to refurbish, I was not at 
all sure what I would do once I had. 
At bottom I was afraid that the project 
was just another idealistic fantasy, like 
the very idea that a young man from 
Connecticut could drop into Peru for a 
few years and set things right. "No 
one can do anything down there," I'd 
been warned by some people. Maybe 
they were right. I thought of those I 
considered my heroes — Oscar Romero, 
Martin Luther King, Gandhi. Were 
they my heroes only to the extent that 
I could quote them in law school ad- 
mission essays? If so, what was I worth 
and what was I doing? One night early 
in my stay, there had been a party for 
another volunteer, also named Jeff, 
who was leaving after completing three 
years. Afterward I wrote in my diary 
how I wished I was the Jeff they were 
seeing off. Through the difficult winter, 
only work and a desperate will not to 
fail tore me away from self-doubt and 

Money from friends had by this time 
begun to arrive, and I had found a 
man to repair the warehouse. Each 
morning I would rise early, before 
school hours, and get from him a list of 
materials he needed. I was at his 
mercy. I knew nothing about construc- 
tion. In my spare time I made the 
rounds of the hardware stores. Most of 
the time I didn't know what I was 
buying in English, let alone Spanish. 

One morning several months into 
the project, I was called to the office of 
Cristo Rey's founder and director. 
Fred Green was an American Jesuit in 
his mid-60s. Once a Marine fighter 
pilot, he was thin, balding, tough and 
compassionate, a man who had accom- 
plished a great deal in his life. More 
than 25 years in Tacna, he was likely 
the city's most revered resident, and I 
shared in that admiration. Now he had 
learned that I had received a donation 
of $400 in lumber from a school sup- 
porter, and he was angry. "The school 
has already asked enough of them. Get 
money elsewhere," he said. 

"Yes, Father," I said. 


Fortunately, by this time my letter 
had netted around $5,000, enough to 
complete the construction project. 

I opened the Centro del Nino Troba- 
jador — the Center for the Working 
Child— on September 13, 1986. My 
idea was to keep the center open for a 
few hours each weekday afternoon after 
I was finished teaching. My program 
materials consisted of two table soccer 
games and a chess-and-checkers set. 
Twenty working boys came that first 
afternoon and played games with some 
of my students. 

Over the next weeks, I happily 
began a few tutoring programs using 
volunteers from the local teachers col- 
lege and my students at Cristo Rey, 
for whom I'd made it a curriculum re- 
quirement that they work at the cen- 
ter. But the holes in my plans — or 
dreams, more accurately — soon became 
painfully obvious. 

The working boys attended the cen- 
ter sporadically, often planning their 
daily arrival for the distribution of 
bread and milk. Additionally, they 
contemptuously rejected our efforts to 
"help them." Classes, liturgies and 
games were continually disrupted by 
fights and chaos. The kids cursed the 
volunteers and my students. "Hija de 
putaV — daughter of a whore! — they 
shouted at a young woman volunteer 
from the teachers college who one day 
tried to lecture them on manners. She 
left in tears. One day they assaulted 
some teen-aged girls who were volun- 
teers, reaching into their blouses. 

In response, I did plenty of my own 
cursing, in both Spanish and English. I 
threw kids out. They stood outside the 
center and threw rocks at the roof and 
windows. They urinated on the walls 
and greased the doorknob. They stole 
food, pens, paper, and, mysteriously, a 
wheelbarrow left over from the con- 
struction. They ran in the traffic on the 
street, shouting "gringo chancho" — 
gringo pig, and carved "Jeff es malo" — 
Jeff is bad — in the plaster facade. "I 
just called the police!" I shouted at 
them. "We're afraid," they laughed. 
The specter of failure, which I had 
shed for a short while, was again with 
me. I continually worried what passers- 
by would think, that I already was or 

would become an object of ridicule in 
Tacna. I wondered how and if I could 
ever succeed in reaching the kids. (It 
sometimes seemed to me I was expend- 
ing most of my energy teaching them 
how to use a flush toilet, which most 
had never seen before. They had great 
trouble with the idea that it needed to 
be flushed clean before it was full to 
the brim.) 

And yet there were signs of hope 
that I, on occasion, was able to see. 
The working boys were beginning to 
view me and the center as theirs (even 
if theirs to abuse) — as a sanctuary from 
the street and from the often terrible 
conditions of their lives. A boy came to 
hide from his older brother, who had 
beaten him terribly the night before. 
Another allowed me to take him to the 
hospital, where he had never been, for 
treatment for a cut foot. They asked if 
they could spend the night in the cen- 
ter instead of sleeping on the streets, as 
they often did. They acted up, but they 
kept coming to act up. Often they 
would call the center from the city's 
pay phones. "Is this Jeff?" they would 

"Yes, it's me." 

"How are you doing?" 


"Okay, we'll see you later." 

In Tacna there were many peo- 
ple either confused by what I 
was doing (which was not hard 
to understand) or critical of it. 
It was Jeffs "little project," as 
one of the Jesuits at Cristo Rey cor- 
rectly, if brusquely, called it. My prin- 
cipal job was still to be a teacher, to 
lecture, to grade, to visit with parents, 
and I stayed up until midnight many 
nights doing this. 

The center, ironically, helped to im- 
prove my teaching. I had involved my 
students in the center because I be- 
lieved that was important. Many of my 
students were boys who had the poten- 
tial to become Peru's leaders, and it 
was my idea, as well as that of the 
school, to teach them to work to better 
the lives of all the country's citizens. 

And so I made passionate speeches 
in class about living a Christian life, 




ys were 

11 of 
about the U.S., 
but wary of 
my questions. 
Where do 
you live? 
1 would ask. 
" Por alii ," 
they would 
over there. 

about the segregation I saw in the 
cafeteria, where the dark-skinned 
poor ate apart from the light-skinned 
middle class. I lectured on European 
feudal society in my history class so I 
could draw analogies to contemporary 
Peruvian society. Sometimes the 
students understood me better than did 
their parents. While generous to the 
school and in collections for the poor, 
they had in most cases struggled for 
success themselves and wanted their 
children to live comfortable lives — not 
lives connected with personal sacrifice. 
(It was a position I did not have trou- 
ble understanding — my father in par- 
ticular had been less than impressed by 
the idea that his college-educated son 
was postponing law school for a so- 
journ in Latin America.) There was 
also some considerable resentment of 
the Aymara Indians, from whom most 
of the kids at the center were des- 
cended. "Those Indians aren't as poor 
as you think," a parent and business- 
man told me. "They're making lots of 
money in the black market. They're 
building huge houses in the pueblos 
jovenes. They do everything illegally. I 
do everything by the book. I pay taxes 
and they don't. I'll bet you that the 
people in the black market are making 
more money than I am." 

Sometimes a parent would interpret 
a poor grade in "social responsi- 
bility" — which usually meant that the 
student was not active in the center — 
as a reflection on them. "How could 
you say my son isn't a good Chris- 
tian?" one incensed mother said to me. 
"Every morning I make him pray in 
front of our statue of the Virgin Mary, 
and every Sunday I bring him to 

"Our son has always received good 
conduct grades," one parent said as 
her maid poured me a cup of tea. 

"Well now we're grading him on 
what he does to help poor people," I 
said. "It's a new system." 

And so I labored on. By April 1987, 
in the middle of my second year as a 
volunteer, some order had come over 
the project and my life. I had learned 
from my mistakes. I banned several of 
the more destructive kids from the 
center. It took me a while, but I had 

realized our project couldn't help every 
working child in Tacna. Most impor- 
tantly, I kept trying new programs, set- 
ting the failures aside and sticking with 
those that kept the boys' interest (and 
prevented them from destroying the 
building). One activity that succeeded 
wonderfully, somewhat to my surprise, 
was an art class. It soon became com- 
mon in Tacna's plazas to see shoeshine 
boys selling their household ornaments 
made from seashells. 

We also offered special academic 
classes that the children took more 
seriously and played soccer on a near- 
by concrete court. More and more kids 
came; a true club for poor children was 
taking shape. 

In June 1987, a year after I 
founded the center, Tacna 
assigned us a social worker. I 
had realized that no matter 
what programs I set up for the 
kids, little would change for them if I 
could not somehow help their families, 
which in most cases meant mothers. 
Bertha Pantigoso was perfect for the 
job. Fluent in Aymara, she had worked 
for the government in land reform, 
organizing and educating peasant 
farmers. In her first weeks she made 
the discovery that a rumor in the 
pueblos jovenes had it that the gringo who 
had started the center for shoeshine 
boys was going to take the children to 
the United States. 

She set about correcting misimpres- 
sions, organizing classes in weaving, 
knitting, reading and writing for the 
mothers, and bringing them to the 
center to cook for the children. 

Earthy, approachable, kind, Bertha, 
then in her late 30s, became a second 
mother for many of the children, and 
in some cases their only mother. 
"Ernesto," she would say, "I saw you 
at the center yesterday afternoon. You 
didn't think I saw you but I did. Why 
didn't you go to school?" 

"I forgot what time it was," he said. 

"Don't forget tonight. I hear your 
father is due back soon and I'm going 
to have to tell him." 

"Yes, senora." 

"Oh, Sebastian, your mother says 


you're not giving her any money." 

"Yes, I am." 

"Would your mother lie to me?" 

"No, Senora Bertha." 

"Are you going to give her 

"Yes, Senora Bertha." 

To the mothers she was an older 
sister. They came to her when children 
were sick, when a husband left them or 
beat them or was unfaithful. Some- 
times couples came to the center to 
have Bertha mediate their disputes. I 
remember one particularly bitter batde 
between a woman and her husband, 
who was at the time living with 
another woman. "I happen to know 
from a very good source that Juliana 
went to a bar the other night, got 
drunk and sold herself to several 
men," the husband charged. 

"What do you expect me to do?" 
Juliana shot back. "You don't give me 
any money to feed the boys with. I 
don't make enough money washing 
clothes. I have to help myself 

I was a long way from Meriden. 

To better my own understanding of 
how the kids and their families lived, I 
had begun to board with a widow in 
one of the pueblos jovenes . Genoveva 
Williams de Herrera took her maiden 
name from her British father, a miner 
who had come to Bolivia to work. He 
married and fathered two children. 
One day he said he was going to visit 
his homeland and would soon return 
with money. They never saw him 

Genoveva's pueblo joven was one of 
the fortunate ones. Organized some 
years before, it had by this time gained 
city water, electricity and other ser- 
vices. Shrewd and tough, she lived on 
her late husband's modest pension and 
was active in the pueblo community, 
whose ins and outs she taught me well. 
She had several daughters who no 
longer lived at home. Two were single 
and when they visited the house 
Genoveva felt a need to sit at the table 
while we talked. The daughters had the 
usual range of questions for the gringo: 
what music I liked, why I was in 
Tacna, what I would do afterwards. 





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Often, even with Genoveva present the 
questions were bolder. 

"Do you like Peruvian women?" 

"Sure," I replied. 

"Good, then wouldn't you like to 
take one to America with you?" 

Genoveva shifted in her chair. I 
tried to move the conversation 
elsewhere. The girls resisted. 

"Do you like sleeping in your room 
all alone? Wouldn't you like some 
company? You in your room all alone 
just makes us sad." 

Genoveva cleared her throat loudly. 
I was grateful. 

For more than a year I led a 
double life as director of the 
center and teacher at Cristo 
Rey. I was content. No day 
was dull. I had made friends 
among the teachers who voluntered at 
the center and among the families in 
the pueblo communities. I had found 
my place. 

I was scheduled to leave Peru in 
December 1987. My two-year commit- 
ment to the IVP would be up. My 
family and girlfriend were expecting 
me; various law schools were contem- 
plating my application for admission 
the following fall. But as the end of my 
life as a volunteer drew near, I found, 
somewhat frighteningly, that I could 
not leave. What would happen to the 
center? I wondered. I imagined people 
talking years later: "What are we 
going to do about those shoeshine 
boys? Remember when some gringo 
built something or another?" "Yes," 
would come the reply, "isn't there a 
travel agency there now?" It was a dis- 
quieting dream. 

I knew the center needed two things 
to survive: a building it owned (our 
"lease" was to expire in June 1988) 
and a volunteer staff to carry on the 
work. I called my family and told them 
I would not be home for Christmas, 
that I would be staying until March 
1988 to see the new center built and 

We seemed to seme the land ques- 
tion rather quickly and easily, receiving 
a verbal commitment from Tito 
Chocano, Tacna's mayor, that the city 


would give the center 1 ,200 square 
meters of land from a vacant 14,000 
square meter parcel near the entrance 
to the city. The site was perfect — across 
from the bus station and near the 
pueblos jovenes and the city's cemetery, 
where many kids made money by 
watering the flowers placed near 

One day I was talking with John P. 
Foley, a Jesuit who had replaced Fr. 
Green, who had retired, as director of 
Cristo Rey. If Fr. Green was Cristo 
Rey's "Col. Potter," Fr. Foley was its 
"Henry Blake." He was a gentle, 
good-humored man, and in January 
1988 he would release me from my 
teaching responsibilities so I could work 
full time at the center. I was telling 
him my worries: how difficult it was 
going to be to build the center, how I 
was afraid no one would want to run it 
after I left. "If you get the place 
bunt," he said flatly, "I'll find some- 
one to run it. That will be our deal." 

I felt a great burden lifted from my 
shoulders. All I had to do was build. 

In November we were still waiting 
for the legal transfer of the land from 
the city to the center, which we had 
renamed the Cristo Rey Center for the 
Working Child and placed under the 
ownership of the Jesuit community. At 
the time, an American woman was in 
Tacna making a mission film about 
Cristo Rey. Through a mutual friend, 
I sent a message to the mayor that I 
wanted him to hand the property over 
on film. "People in the United States 
like to see this sort of thing," I said 
straight-faced. "This is Tito's chance 
to be on American television. I know 
he doesn't want to pass this up." 

A few days later, with the camera 
whirring, Mayor Chocano stood in his 
office and handed me a resolution 
reserving the land for the center. It 
wasn't a property title, but it was 
another step. 

We had the misfortune to begin 
building in January 1988, when Peru 
was in political and economic turmoil 
remarkable even for Latin America. 
Inflation was at 1,800 percent. Sendero 
Luminoso — the Maoist, Shining Path 
guerrilla group — was threatening cities 
and towns throughout the country. 

t t 

a de puta 

ughter of 

the kids 
shouted at 
a young 
woman vol- 
unteer from 
the teachers 
college who 
one day 
tried to 
lecture them 
on manners . 
She left 
in tears. 

There were shortages of everything. 
Each day I made the rounds of sup- 
pliers looking for cement for our foun- 
dation wall. There was none available 
at any price. "Go home, son," one 
supplier advised me kindly; "you're 
going to go crazy here." 

At the center itself, where two new 
American volunteers had joined the 
small staff, there were fresh questions 
about our direction. I would hear the 
concerns each evening, after I had 
spent a long day working on the first 
halting steps of construction and trying 
to figure out how to raise money and 
supplies. As always, the center was — at 
least to fresh eyes — maddeningly dis- 
organized. Things got done, but not 
always in the way they were planned. 
"We've got all sorts of poor people 
walking in there every day," one 
volunteer shouted at me one night, 
"and just about everybody goes for the 
food and the television. All I see is a 
production line. The kids come in, the 
kids go out. They eat and they play." 

In the midst of all this, there were 
phone calls from home. When are you 
coming? Are you sure? Are you still 
going to law school? 

In February the Peruvian army 
ordered us to stop construction. 
It seemed we were building on 
land that belonged to the 
military and not the city. I was 
stunned. Suddenly I understood why, 
despite all our entreaties, Tito Chocano 
had never transferred the land to us 
legally. It wasn't the city's to give. It 
took me a few days to find the mayor. 
"Don't worry hermanito [little 
brother]," he said, "just keep working. 
Don't pay attention to the military. 
They always give us a hard time." He 
patted my back. He said the city plan- 
ned to trade some of its land for the 
land we were building on. He said he 
would send a letter to the minister of 
defense in Lima to speed things along. 
I was satisfied, or convinced myself 
to be satisfied. John Foley, however, 
had had enough. In mid-February he 
told me to stop building. I was 
desperate. I had by then assembled an 
informal board of local businessmen 


don' t 
get it," my 
mother said. 
"No one does. 
No one 
what you 
are trying 
to show by 
down there. " 
" Why don f t 
you just join 
the Jesuits? " 
my long- 
suf fering 

and politicians who were backing my 
project. You don't mess with the army, 
they said, shaking their heads. On the 
other hand, they didn't trust Chocano. 
They told me to see if I could get a 
copy of the letter he'd sent to the 
defense minister. 

It took me only a short while to find 
out that a copy of the letter was filed 
with the office of a particular city 
engineer. "No, hermano," the engineer 
said, "I don't have any documents on 
this problem." I left and returned later 
as the engineer was leaving for a 
meeting. "More paper work," I shrug- 
ged as I walked past him, "what can 
you do?" 

I went to his secretary. I told her I 
was supposed to have a copy of the let- 
ter the mayor had sent to the minister 
of defense. She was unsure. "Por 
favor," I said, "no seas malita" — don't 
be bad. 

She relented. We soon found the let- 
ter in the engineer's files. I read it 
standing there. Its contents were a 
revelation and a mystery. Chocano was 
asking that the entire 14,000 square 
meters be handed over to the city for 
use by the Center for the Working 
Child. But we had only been promised 
1 ,200 square meters. Why did he say 
the city needed the whole parcel for the 
center? What was he involving us in? I 
broke into a sweat as I read the words 
over and over. "Are you sure you're 
supposed to see this?" the secretary 
asked again. "Yes, of course," I said, 
and I ran to make photocopies. 

We never found out what Chocano's 
plan was. He had obviously intended 
to use our name to pry the larger piece 
of land away from the military for the 
city. But what did he intend to do with 
it? I heard later that there was thought 
of developing a mall on the site, which 
would have allowed the city or 
Chocano himself or his friends to profit 
from the land grab. But this was never 

Whatever the plans, our discovery of 
the letter quashed them. Realizing that 
we could probably create a scandal if 
we made public his letter requesting all 
the land on our behalf, Chocano 
agreed that once the army released the 
land he would let the center have 7,200 
square meters. It was more land than 

we had dreamed of having, and we 
were happy. 

This struggle halted construction for 
weeks. In April I told my family that I 
would be staying on through January 
to see the building finished. For my 
parents it was another disappointment. 
Except for a brief trip home for 
Christmas in 1987, I had been away 
two and a half years. "You can't be a 
volunteer forever," my father told me 
again and again. "I don't get it," my 
mother said. "No one does. No one 
understands what you are trying to 
show by staying down there." "Why 
don't you just join the Jesuits?" my 
long-suffering girlfriend said; "then 
you can stay down there forever." 

I did return to the States briefly in 
June. I went because we had no more 
money to build. I spent most of my 
time in California, where I had some 
leads for raising money (we would raise 
a total of $180,000 for the project), and 
then in New York City, visiting foun- 
dations. I found that while the sight of 
America's riches upset me, they did 
not upset me as much as they had on 
my Christmas visit 18 months earlier, 
when what I saw in restaurants and 
malls and supermarkets filled me with 
anger and surly contempt. I felt deeply 
grateful for the help I received on this 
trip and in the months to come often 
thought about the kindness I had been 
shown. I spent a week with my family 
and a longer time with my girlfriend, 
who flew out to California to see me. I 
assured them that I would return for 
good by early 1989. I think they were 
wondering by this time if I ever really 
would come back. 


hen I returned to Tacna I 
threw myself into construc- 
tion work. Against the advice 
of our contractors, we had 
decided to employ the kids' 
parents in construction. I knew that the 
center, which was my dream, not 
theirs, had to become theirs. 

One day in August, nearly a score 
of mothers and a dozen fathers came to 
break ground for the center's main 
building. The women cleared the site. 
The men dug footings for cement col- 
umns. For the first time I saw Aymara 


Indians at work. They rarely rested. 
The other volunteers and I couldn't 
keep up. 

One day soon after, I arrived at the 
site to discover the parents standing 
with their arms crossed. They would 
not do any more work, they told me, 
until the cement columns, which we 
were preparing to mount, were bap- 
tized. It's the only way to protect the 
center from bad luck, one of the 
women told me. 

I muttered but went off at their in- 
struction to buy soda pop, medicinal 
alcohol and a bag of coca leaves — the 
raw material from which cocaine is 
made. When I returned, we prayed, 
concluding by asking God that the 
center should be well, and that He pro- 
tect the people who worked on the 

Then each person chose three coca 
leaves for themselves. We chose leaves 
as well for each of the volunteers, for 
the construction engineer, for Bertha, 
for the Jesuit priests, and for others not 
present. We placed the leaves on a 
sheet of newspaper that we lay on one 
of the columns. The oldest man pre- 
sent, the boyfriend of one of the 
mothers, was chosen to lead the 
ceremony. He sprinkled alcohol and 
water on each of the columns we were 
going to raise that day. At each col- 
umn he flexed his knees. Speaking 
alternately in Spanish and Quechua, the 
language of Peru's ancient Indians, he 
said, "Santa Tierra, Pacha Mama, Santa 
Tierra, Pacha Mama" — sacred land, 
sacred land. Each of us joined in this 
ceremony. Afterward we took more 
leaves from the bag for chewing. 
"Keep chewing until it's sweet," one 
of the mothers instructed me. The coca 
numbed the back of my mouth. "Isn't 
that good, Senor Jeff?" she said. "I 
chew the leaves all day and I can work 
all the time with no problem." 

Finally we took the newspaper on 
which the coca leaves rested and 
covered it with cement. It would be 
buried in the structure. We were 
making a gift of the leaves — which we 
had blessed and which represented 
ourselves — to the God of the earth. 

In the months that followed there 
were still struggles to find materials. 
The nearest cement factory had shut 



IVP: Peace Corps plus 

Julio Giulietti, SJ 

Often described as "the 
Peace Corps with a faith 
dimension," Boston College's 
International Volunteer Pro- 
gram was introduced in the fall 
of 1981 to provide graduates 
with the opportunity to live and 
work with people of developing 
countries. Since its inception, 
134 students have joined the 
program, working in Belize, 
Egypt, Jamaica, Peru, 
Venezuela and Ecuador. 
Among other activities, IVP 
volunteers teach school, and 
help to distribute food and ser- 
vices to the poor. 

"Boston College, like most 
other Catholic institutions, en- 
courages an interest in working 
overseas," says Julio Giulietti, 
SJ, an assistant chaplain who is 
IVP director. While the num- 
ber of students who participate 
in such programs may be 
small, Fr. Giulietti says, what's 
important is that the University 
has "a definite, clear, suppor- 
tive outlet to live this kind of 

down in anticipation of a currency 
revaluation. I made my daily rounds of 
hardware stores. Somehow I found the 
materials we needed. I shamelessly 
called suppliers late at night, then 
again early in the morning. I spoke to 
the wives of hardware store owners so 
they would remind their husbands of 
my needs. 

My overriding goal was to get the 
building finished by Christmas. In pur- 
suit of this I did whatever I needed to 
do. One morning I arrived to find 
"National Strike Tomorrow" written 
on the blackboard at the center. "I 
want to know who did this," I 
shouted, "and any son-of-a-bitch who 
strikes tomorrow will never set foot 
here again!" Within seconds the board 
was clean. The next day, as the unions 
marched in the street, every man on 
our site showed up to work. No one 
wanted to fool with the crazy gringo. 

In Tacna, meanwhile, the word was 
out that a "good gringo" had come 
and was giving people work. Each day 
men came to see me. Some, on learn- 
ing that the work was only for parents 
of center children, tried to sign their 
sons up on the spot. Day after day 
men came to me and offered to work 
below the wage rate set by the govern- 
ment. Our own men were always ner- 
vous on Saturdays, which was when I 
announced who would work the follow- 
ing week. "Have you seen my 
house?" a man said as he pulled me 
aside one Friday night. "Have you 
seen how I live? I have nothing." I 
steeled myself to say "no" often. I got 
better at it than I ever want to be. 

Sometimes it was the wives who 
came and begged for their husbands. 
Sometimes Bertha lobbied for one 
father or another, sometimes for men 
who didn't work well. "You go and I 
stay," she said. "I have to work with 
these people for a long time." 

I almost always gave in to Bertha, 
much to the dismay of the project 
foreman. At her insistence we em- 
ployed two of the mothers each week, 
whether we needed them or not. 

Times grew truly desperate in late 
1988, as desperate as anyone could 
remember. The price of food quad- 

rupled betweeen September and 

The mothers cried before us. They 
wondered out loud how they could put 
bread on the table. They were not 
speaking figuratively but liter- 
ally — bread. One morning I woke and 
heard a bread seller yelling, "There's 
no bread today! There's no bread to- 
day! I only have bananas!" 

Thank God there are bananas, I 

Teresa Madden, a nurse and 1984 
BC graduate who had joined the center 
staff to run our health clinic, told me 
that there was not enough medicine in 
the local hospital. She spoke of children 
who were not brought to the hospital 
when their very lives depended on that 
care. When the question was survival 
of the family, however, the care of one 
sick member was not the highest 

Day after day I heard more cries for 
help. It never stopped. I felt guilty all 
the time. Even Bertha, who had been 
doing social work for 15 years, was 
shaken. The tension seeped into every- 
thing. Once, during a para-liturgy for 
mothers conducted by John Foley, an 
argument broke out over charges of 
favoritism in the dispensing of jobs. 
One day a father came to complain 
that his wife was using his money not 
just to feed his children but also her 
children by another man. "What do 
you expect her to do?" Bertha replied 

"I don't know if I'm the person for 
the job of social worker," Bertha once 
told me. "Sometimes I have to cry. 
Sometimes I visit some of our families 
and they have nothing, absolutely 
nothing. The children are just wasting 
away. It's all too much to see." 

It was too much for the rest of us, 
too. We relieved our tensions with long 
abstract discussions. Is the center help- 
ing the people or are they just growing 
dependent on us and it? They just 
come to the program to earn some 
money, some said. They didn't like the 
reading and writing classes, another 
said. The kids came for television, for 
a cheap meal, for free milk. Were their 
lives changing at all because of us? 


I didn't know. I just didn't know. 
After more than three years in Peru I 
understood that despite the center, 
despite our work, the lives of those we 
wanted to serve had not really been 
changed and would not change — not 
dramatically and immediately. And yet 
I — we — wanted it so much to happen 
that way. I showed my anger and frus- 
tration through work, which was the 
best way I knew how. I sometimes still 
wondered what good I was doing, 
whether the center would really make 
the critical difference. I hoped that the 
adults would learn to read and write or 
to use a sewing machine. I hoped the 
kids learned job skills, improved their 
schoolwork and attendance, learned to 
work cooperatively. But the feelings of 
doubt never left me. They're still with 
me. In the end as at the beginning, I 
kept trying because I didn't see there 
was anything else I could do. 

The new center, a long, 
5,600-square foot structure, 
was nearing completion. I 
was on an emotional roller- 
coaster, still concerned with 
the final details of the job, thinking 
when I could about life after Tacna 
and the prospect of leaving a place and 
people I loved. At Cristo Rey's closing 
ceremonies in mid-December I re- 
ceived a standing ovation from 
students, parents and teachers. The 
first to stand that night were the senior 
students, the kids who'd made my life 
hell three and a half years earlier. 

There were other moments of satis- 
faction and pleasure. "I've seen a lot 
of gringos come and go," one man 
said to me, "but I've never seen 
anyone do what you did." 

One day a priest stopped and looked 
at the near-finished building. "Only a 
crazy man," he said, "... only a 
crazy man." 

Inauguration day for the new Cristo 
Rey Center for the Working Child was 
set for Friday, December 23. A crowd 
that included 150 working boys and 
their families came for the ceremony. 
John Foley spoke and said he was ac- 
cepting the center as a gift from me to 
the school. He presented me with a 

plaque that would be placed on the 
building: "The working children of the 
Cristo Rey Center offer their grateful 
hearts to Jeff Thielman who, following 
Jesus, came to serve and raised our 
house upon a rock." I was filled with 
emotion and breathed deeply to keep 
from crying. 

I still had a month to finish what 
work I could. Soon after we opened the 
center, we bought a dozen sewing 
machines with money from the U.S. 
Agency for International Development. 
We built a laundry where the mothers 
could earn money washing clothes. The 
kitchen was expanded to feed more 
than 100 children daily. 

In the new center we had room to 
set up a carpentry class for children 
and art classes for working girls. The 
reading and writing class for parents 
was expanded. We had a full-time staff 
of five North Americans and seven 
Peruvians. Despite our doubts, it was 
obvious that at the very least a cor- 
nerstone for change had been laid. 

On January 23, 1989 I handed over 
the financial books to the new center 
director, and on January 24, for the 
first time in many months, I didn't go 
to the center at all. I walked around 
the Cristo Rey campus, not quite sure 
what to do with myself. New volun- 
teers from Boston College had arrived 
and I found myself terribly envious of 
them. But it was their turn. 

On February 3, my last day in Tac- 
na, I went to the center to say good- 
bye. The kids jumped on me. "Where 
are you going, Jeff?" they yelled. 
"Home," I said. "When are you 
coming back?" I couldn't speak. 

We gathered in the cafeteria. Some 
of the parents spoke. One mother, after 
speaking, hugged me and said, "No se 
vaya, Usted, Senor Jeff" — don't go. I 

When I could speak, I told the 
parents and children that the center 
was theirs; they had built it; now they 
had to set its course. I hugged every- 
one I could reach and thanked them. 

A few hours later, in the dark, after 
my farewell party, I left the center for 
the last time. I flew home the next day. 

went to 
jhe center 
to say 

The kids 
jumped on me. 
"Where are 
you going, 
Jeff?" they 

I said. 
"When are 
you coming 
I couldn' t 






For the indigenous 
people of Indonesia's 
island cultures, art is 
the voice of belief 

By Andrew Tavarelli 

Toward the end of 1987, I embarked on a 
five-month journey through Indonesia 
and Southeast Asia. I was the omni- 
vorous eye, looking, painting and taking 
photographs. I returned with a mind full of un- 
forgettable images and with an urge to build on 
my experience. The Boston College Art Gallery 
exhibit "The Voice of the Spirits: Indigenous 
Art of Indonesia" was born of that urge. 

Indonesia is a necklace of over 13,000 islands 
draped along 5,000 kilometers of the equator. 


Ancestor figure, Nias, wood, 
42"H, Private Collection 

A saw-toothed spine of volcanic peaks 
cuts the larger islands into tracts of 
dense jungle, swamp, arid wasteland 
and forests of spices and exotic woods. 
Wet rice terraces sculpt the hills, and 
pastures and tilled fields interlock the 
ragged geometry of the flatter lands. 

Over half of the islands are in- 
habited. Although many of the people 
have roots in the Western Austronesian 
language family and appear to share a 
common archaeological history, the 
diversity of the ethnic groups is more 
evident. Many factors contributed to 
the richness and complexity of the 
larger cultural picture. Early trade 
routes through the archipelago brought 
contact with China and India and 
made inter-island exchange common- 
place. The influx of Hindu, Buddhist 
and Islamic peoples suffused the foun- 
dation of early animist belief that sup- 
ported the indigenous peoples. Contact 
in the 16th century with European col- 
onial ambition (the Dutch in par- 
ticular), and in the 19th century with 
missionaries, further impacted this 
mosaic of archaic societies. 

The ability of the original societies to 
maintain their essential shape into this 
century is a remarkable testament to 
their integrity, resilience and isolation. 
Modern times have been less forgiving. 
World War II, tribal warfare, the at- 
tempt to suppress cultural differences in 
the interest of political unification, and 
the exploitation of natural resources are 
causing rapid disintegration of tradi- 
tional life. Still a traveler encounters 
pockets of life built around the old 
ways. Among the Asmat of Irian Java, 
in the long houses of the Dayak peo- 
ples of Kalimantan, in the lands of the 
Pak Pak and Toba Batak of Sumatra 
there remains a vital connection be- 
tween the people, the spirits of their 
ancestors and the spirits of the natural 
world. This is the link which gives rise 
to the remarkable art that is truly the 
eye and voice of the spirit. 

The belief in ancestor spirits is 
widespread throughout Indonesia. The 
ancestors' names, deeds and demands 
might vary with the region but their 
omnipresence is a constant. Ancestors 
are engaged in all aspects of tribal life. 
To insure a propitious unfolding of 

events, these spirits must be spoken to. 
The tribal craftsmen create the visual 
medium through which the voices can 
be passed and mutually understood by 
the entire community. 

The concept of adat, or the way 
of the ancestors, is essential to 
an understanding of art and 
how it functions in village life. The 
adat, passed down orally through 
generations, is viewed as the voice of 
the ancestors and the powers that be. It 
provides a cosmology and a prescrip- 
tion for behavior. It sets forth rules for 
social interchange, and justifies hier- 
archical structure and political organ- 
ization. The rituals performed at wed- 
dings, feasts, births, funerals, agri- 
cultural rites and battles are governed 
by adat. Art, as the repository and car- 
rier of cultural traditions, accompanies 
these events. Its form, function and the 
process by which it is made are thus 
designated by the ancestors. 

This deep relationship with past 
generations is exemplified by a wood 
ancestor figure (facing page) in the cur- 
rent exhibit. The figure is from 
Nias, which lies in the Indian Ocean 
off the coast of West Sumatra. The 
nobility of Nias link their ancestry to 
Hia, a deity of the sky and a central 
figure in their creation myth. The 
demarcation between nobles and com- 
mon people was clearly drawn in pre- 
modern times, and the association of 
nobility with deity finds expression in 
art forms and architecture. Stone 
thrones, figurative ancestor sculpture 
and stone totem-like pillars that 
hearken back to an ancient megalithic 
tradition of stone carving can still be 
seen in situ in the hills and archaic 
villages of Nias. 

There, too, chiefs' houses are elab- 
orate and beautiful constructions, or- 
namented with lavish carvings, painted 
motifs, decorative panels and ancestor 
sculptures. These sculptures are always 
placed in a revered position in a house 
and considered to have protective 
power. In the photographed piece, the 
angle and proportion of the neck and 
head which support the crown con- 
tribute to the dignity of the figure, 
while the crown, tiered like the cosmic 



Door, Toraja, wood, 25" x 19' 
Private Collection 

tree, and the braided necklace indicate 
a high-ranking person. The earring is 
in the right ear, as was the custom for 
males at the time. These accoutrements 
of the nobility are carved on the figure, 
as they were considered to be in the 
permanent order of things. The figure 
is seated on a stool, which elevates him 
from the ground, and holds a cup into 
which offerings are placed. 

The concern with status and with 
building decoration that is present in 
Nias is also evident in the Toraja 
homeland in the mountainous interior 
of Sulawesi. The Toraja are an agri- 
cultural people who until this century 
practiced head hunting. They, too, 
have evolved a stratified society with a 
nobility and a common class. 

Among the Toraja, the funeral of a 
highly placed member of society is an 
elaborate affair, often involving the 
carving of a death effigy and a lavish 
feast. Asian buffalo are sacrificed on 
these occasions. This is not only an 
honoring of the deceased but a con- 
spicuous display of wealth and status 
for the feast giver. 

The houses of the Toraja are sim- 
ilarly conspicuous, shaped along a 
curved ridge line that evokes the form 
of an ancient ancestral boat or buffalo 
horns. The eaves rise dramatically to 
the sky. The boat-shaped houses re- 
mind the Toraja of their ancestors, 
who as argonauts traveled the islands 
in remote times. Careful attention is 
also paid to the site of the houses in 
relation to rivers. The directions in 
which they run are associated with 
good and bad events. This concern 
with harmony and cosmic balance is a 
key concept in understanding Toraja 
ceremony and art. 

Doors with the images of a buffalo, 
such as the one pictured here (facing 
page), are used on houses, storage 
buildings and family tombs. This old, 
beautifully designed door from the 
Rembon area exemplifies Toraja art at 
its best. It combines power and 
authority with a sense of contemplative 
refinement. The buffalo, a symbol of 
wealth and status, fills the rectangular 
panel with exquisite grace and sym- 
metry. The horns join in a protective 
circle and speak of the continuity of all 

things; the image of the tree of life is 
evoked, rather than graphically de- 
picted. The horns and curvilinear 
design spread outward from the 
"trunk" of the vertical axis. The ears, 
picked up in a repeated decorative 
motif, contribute to the larger image as 
they become the leaves of the tree. The 
entire surface is alive with carved, cur- 
vilinear motifs, which ease the intense 
power of the composition's rigid 

The use of imagery to enlist the pro- 
tection of spirits and to ward off evil is 

The tribal craftsmen 
create the visual 
medium through which 
the voices of the 
ancestors can be 
passed and mutually 
understood by the 
entire community. 

a prominent concern throughout the 
archipelago, including the Dayak tribal 
societies inhabiting the interior of the 
large island of Borneo. 

A recurring motif among the 
Kenya/Kayan — one of the major sub- 
divisions of the Dayak — is the aso, a 
mythical dog-dragon who serves as a 
protective spirit. The aso, also identified 
with deified ancestors, is an elastic 
visual image which is often transformed 
into startling anthropomorphic designs. 

The Kenya/Kayan shield (page 48) 
belonged to a highly-placed warrior. 
This is indicated by the anthropomor- 
phic image painted on its front; the use 
of human or humanly derived images 
would have been prohibited to the 
lower born. The shield exemplifies the 
lively, sinuous design found in the or- 


Shield, Kenya/Kayan, painted 
wood, human hair, 46"H, 
Peabody Museum of Salem 

namentation on Dayak long houses, 
textiles and utilitarian objects. This 
decorative sense, coupled with a fierce 
expressiveness, is unparalleled in the 
archipelago. The central image is 
framed with rows of human hair taken 
from the victims of its owner. The 
pointed ends are typical of the form. 
The reverse side of the shield is 
decorated with painted motifs derived 
from the image of the aso. 

Like the three objects pictured here, 
each of the 5 1 works on display at the 
Boston College Gallery is authentic; 
created for use without a glance to an 
audience beyond the village culture and 
its ancestors. 

Some residue of the necessity which 
impelled these forms to be created re- 
mains in the objects. Something of the 
directness and immediacy of the 
making is fused with the piece. The 
essential core of belief of a culture 
travels through the hands of the maker 
and lodges in the heart of the wood. 
These qualities inform the object with a 
visual intensity that seizes the eye and 
tells us with basic certainity that here is 
art capable of carrying meaning. 
Although the specific symbols and 
functions of these objects may elude us, 
it is this primal recognition which re- 
affirms our humanity and connects us 
to these people we have never met. 
Living as we do, insulated by our 
media from the raw data of experience, 
divorced from the natural world, we 
are hungry for the directness and con- 
nectedness offered us by indigenous 
art. Preoccupied as we are with con- 
cepts of appropriation and the prob- 
lematic search for meaning in our own 
art, we find these exotic objects 
spellbinding in their authenticity. I 

Andrew Tavarelli is a painter, an adjunct pro- 
fessor of fine arts at Boston College, and curator 
of "The Voice of the Spirits: Indigenous Art of 
Indonesia." The exhibit at the Boston College Art 
Gallery will run through December 1, 1989. The 
gallery is located on the first floor of Devlin Hall 
on the main campus and is open Monday 
through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Several 
lectures have been scheduled in conjunction with 
the exhibit. For information call (617) 552-8587. 





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